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Suppress

To stop something or someone; to prevent, prohibit, or subdue.

To suppress evidence is to keep it from being admitted at trial by showing either that it was illegally obtained or that it is irrelevant.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Waters suspects that it is possible a father suppressing his emotions is not unusual, so it did not have as much impact on the kids in this study.
1946, 'declaring a state of emergency in the provinces of Maguindanao, Sultan Kudarat and the City of Cotabato for the purpose of preventing and suppressing lawless violence in the aforesaid areas.'
In a letter to the President, they said: "Quite simply, the classification of the RDI programme is suppressing evidence, suppressing the truth and ultimately will suppress any real justice."
After examining hundreds of genes, the team identified Samd9L, which has a role in suppressing cell proliferation.
Christians cannot return to the days of suppressing conscience or imprisoning and murdering in the name of theological truth.
Because of their antiinflammatory effects, NSAIDs have been suspected of suppressing host immunity during infection, particularly GAS infection (2).
Says a nutrition expert at London's Imperial College, Professor Steve Bloom: "We should be able to control appetite within five to 10 years." The scientists isolated an appetite suppressing hormone, dubbed obestatin, which, when injected into rats, suppressed food intake by about 50% compared with rats not given the hormone.
(29) "Suppressing post-warning statements under such circumstances would serve 'neither the general goal of deterring improper police misconduct nor the Fifth Amendment goal of assuring trustworthy evidence.'" (30)
As for evidence that controlling cortisol levels will help people lose weight, "it hasn't been studied," says Purnell, "because suppressing cortisol levels is a double-edged sword that many drug companies don't want to touch."
"This gentleman has a vested interest in suppressing the black voter turnout in this state," says John Hickey, executive director of the Missouri Progressive Vote Coalition.
"In Communist areas and those influenced by religious fundamentalism, they are no longer content with suppressing individuals; they destroy all objects and buildings linked to freedom of worship," Father Cervellera said.
Rather than suppressing symptoms, as with common 'traditional' drugs, homeopathic formulas work naturally, without fear of overdosing or contraindications.