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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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The exoneree went on to say, "[T]he governor should expunge it on his own.
The district court, in an oral disposition, held that federal courts have inherent authority to expunge criminal records, but they should use that power sparingly.
This year, the Illinois General Assembly passed a bill that will allow ex-offenders with minor drug or prostitution convictions to seal their records but not expunge them.
Social construction of reality means that the only point in my saying what I would expunge would be to construct something useful for you and our audience.
Solicitors representing the clubs claimed the decision to expunge Chester's record was made on March 8 - when Chester decided not to appeal - and not February 26 when Chester were booted out but the FA disagreed.
Far easier to expunge the Institute of Public Policy Research.
People are still concerned about them being labeled soft on crime," said Howard, who proposed six bills last year that would automatically expunge some non-violent felonies from the records of ex-offenders once they've been released from prison.
In a case of first impression, a three-judge panel of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that federal courts have no authority to expunge a defendant's criminal record, even after a jury acquittal.
The apex court also sought a reply from the government whether it wanted to expunge the words used by the PEMRA Chairman against media houses from the Media Commission's report or not.
Even the left-wing loonies in the IPPR admit that it would be "difficult to expunge Christmas".
The league's management board originally decided to expunge the record of Spennymoor United, who failed to fulfil 10 of their last 11 fixtures, a decision which suddenly rendered Farsley Celtic champions, with Hyde, Workington, Whitby and Burscough in the four play-off places.
The supposedly conservative government of Raffarin and President Jacques Chirac has worked closely with the socialists in the EU to expunge Europe's Christian heritage along with the independence and national sovereignty of the member states, which now number 25.