sealing of records
- A process that keeps certain legal records confidential, hiding them from the public eye especially in cases involving minors, business secrets, national security or inventions
- The judge ordered the sealing of records for the juvenile offender to offer him a fresh start later in life.
- To protect confidential business details, the corporation requested the sealing of records in the lawsuit.
- Due to involvement of a revolutionary invention, the court ordered sealing of records in the patent dispute.