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Expunge

To destroy; blot out; obliterate; erase; efface designedly; strike out wholly. The act of physically destroying information—including criminal records—in files, computers, or other depositories.

expunge

verb abrade, annul, black out, blot out, cannel, cause to disappear, censor, cross off, cross out, delere, delete, destroy, dispose of, do away with, edit out, efface, eradicate, erase, excise, extinguish, extirpate, inducere, leave no trace, nullify, obliterate, oblitterare, put an end to, quash, quell, raze, remove, remove all sign of, remove all trace of, render illegible, rub out, scratch out, strike out, take out, wipe away, wipe off, wipe out
Associated concepts: expunge the record
See also: annul, bowdlerize, cancel, censor, delete, destroy, edit, efface, eliminate, eradicate, excise, expurgate, extinguish, obliterate, redact, remove, revoke
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In the case of an executive pardon in Illinois, "the presiding trial judge at the defendant's trial, [may] have a court order entered expunging the record of arrest from the official records.
54) See Expunging Criminal Records, SACRAMENTO CNTY.
You're about to tell me that you can therefore take any constitutional clause and argue coherently both for and against expunging it.
IN A rare gesture, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan ordered for expunging of her own remarks made on Tuesday against Congress members who were disrupting the House.
THATTA, October 11, 2010 (Balochistan Times): Flood affectees of different areas of Thatta staged protest against expunging of their names from list of affectees and against non issuance of Watan card by NADRA.
THATTA, October 11, 2010 (Frontier Star): Flood affectees of different areas of Thatta staged protest against expunging of their names from list of affectees and against non issuance of Watan card by NADRA According to details hundreds flood affectees of UC Chato Chand, UC Kalan Kot staged a protest in Makli against expunging of their names from list of affectees and against non issuance of Watan card by NADRA The protestors blocked the Thatta, Badeen and Hyderabad National highway for transport and burnt tires.