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Definition: Expunge

What is the dictionary definition of Expunge?

Dictionary Definition

to remove by erasing or crossing out or as if by drawing a line

  1. To erase or strike out.
  2. To eliminate completely; annihilate.

Full Definition of Expunge

To intentionally destroy, obliterate or strike out records or information in files, computers and other depositories. For example, state law may allow the criminal records of a juvenile offender to be expunged when he reaches the age of majority, to allow him to begin his adult life with a clean record. Or, a company or government agency may routinely expunge out-of-date records to save storage space.

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Modern Language Association (MLA):
Expunge. PayrollHeaven.com. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd. September 26, 2021 https://payrollheaven.com/define/expunge/.
Chicago Manual of Style (CMS):
Expunge. PayrollHeaven.com. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd. https://payrollheaven.com/define/expunge/ (accessed: September 26, 2021).
American Psychological Association (APA):
Expunge. PayrollHeaven.com. Retrieved September 26, 2021, from PayrollHeaven.com website: https://payrollheaven.com/define/expunge/

Definition Sources

Definitions for Expunge are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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