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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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So as a practical matter, any employee - adult or minor - with an expunged record needn't disclose it to an employer.
introduces two criminal offences to maintain the integrity of the expungement scheme so that unauthorised disclosure and obtaining information about an expunged conviction or charge dishonestly are prohibited; and
On a point of order by Aftab Ahmed Khan Sherpao, the speakers said that our position in this matter was clear that media has responsibility not to reproduce what has been expunged from the proceedings of the house, the speaker remarked.
They demanded that Asif should tender apology and non parliamentary remarks should be expunged from the proceedings.
The south-coast club have already had ten points deducted for entering administration but failing to complete their fixtures could result in them having their record expunged, which could lead to chaotic changes in the positions of long-term wagers.
Tamworth are among ten clubs from the Blue Square Premier who have appealed to the FA after Chester's record was expunged when they were booted out of the league.
The West Lancashire side have also been given a fillip with the news King's Lynn have had their record expunged from the UniBond Premier Division -Burscough's 4-0 loss to the Norfolk side has been wiped.
"I notice they have expunged all 17 league results, so why not expunge the 18th one.
The American sprinter was stripped of his 100 metres world record, his gold and silver medals from the 2001 World Championships and had all his results since March 31, 2001 expunged from the record books.
DESPITE losing three points as a result of Spennymoor United having their record expunged, Burscough are assured of fifth spot and a place in the UniBond League Premier Division play-offs.
As a result of Solihull Municipal's expulsion, their results for the season will be expunged.