1. The act of concealing; the state of being concealed.
But let concealment, like a worm i' the bud,
Feed on her damask cheek. --Shak.
Some dear cause
Will in concealment wrap me up awhile. --Shak.
2. A place of hiding; a secret place; a retreat frem observation.
The cleft tree
Offers its kind concealment to a few. --Thomson.
3. A secret; out of the way knowledge. [Obs.]
Well read in strange concealments. --Shak.
4. Law Suppression of such facts and circumstances as in justice ought to be made known.
n 1: the condition of being concealed or hidden [syn: privacy,
2: a covering that serves to conceal or shelter something;
"they crouched behind the screen"; "under cover of
darkness" [syn: screen, cover, covert]
3: the activity of keeping something secret [syn: concealing,