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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 speaker said that whenever the words are expunged, the media is communicated and media itself has responsibility to refrain from reporting such material.
26) In a few other circumstances an expunged record will be unavailable for dissemination to any private or public entity.
Having identified a pertinent example of how technology has outpaced regulation, this Comment proposes that a massive and largely unregulated private data-broker industry poses a significant threat to post-expungement privacy at potentially great cost to individuals with expunged records.
People convicted of more serious felonies will have their records expunged after six months, under the bill, passed by parliament yesterday.
I've had more people come in to talk to me about having their records expunged in the last year than I have had in the previous 13 combined.
As a first-time drunk-driving offender, Gibson was eligible to have his convictions expunged after successfully completing probation, including a rehabilitation program, and maintaining a clean driving license.
In all but nine states, people who have been accused of or convicted of minor crimes or juvenile offenses have the right to have their criminal records erased, or expunged.
s, teens who have records in juvenile courts, recruiters' dream kids who need an avenue to get their records expunged, who need a route to a skill, who take the gamble of life better or death early.
The case file shows he told investigators he pleaded no contest because his attorney told him it was a minor charge that would end the case and could eventually be expunged from his record.
And while I will be the first to admit that complacency, familiarity, and lack of competition have kept fresh thinking outside almost everyone's world headquarters, it's also as true that--as night follows day--the newcomer has a set of people/agency/ideas they bring with them and the intelligence and good ideas that already exist are expunged.
The court also held that any claim for monetary damages based on a civil rights claim for allegedly unconstitutional imprisonment based on vindictive prosecution would not accrue in the inmate's favor under the Heck rule until such time as the charges were dismissed or convictions were reversed on direct appeal, expunged by a state tribunal, or called into question by the issuance of a federal writ of habeas corpus.
Displayed on a tiny DVD player that took up perhaps one-millionth of the volume of the darkened gallery created for it at Schloss Gagosian, the three-minute loop consists of game-show footage featuring extravagant sets with all signs of life expunged from them except contestants.