sup·press /sə-'pres/ vt
1: to put down by authority or force
2 a: to keep secret
b: to stop or prohibit the publication or revelation of
3 a: to exclude (illegally obtained evidence) from use at trial
suppress narcotics found in violation of the right against unreasonable search and seizure
b: to fail to disclose (material evidence favorable to a defendant) in violation of due process
accused the prosecution of suppress ing evidence compare brady material
vi: to suppress evidence
sup·press·ible adj
sup·pres·sion /-'pre-shən/ n

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I verb arrest, ban, burke, bury, cancel, censor, check, choke, choke back, cloak, conceal, cover up, crush, delete, end, exstinguere, extinguish, gag, hush up, inhibit, keep back, keep down, keep out of sight, keep secret, mask, muffle, obstruct, overcome, overpower, overthrow, overwhelm, prevent, prohibit, quash, quell, quench, repress, reprimere, restrain, screen, shroud, silence, smother, stifle, still, stop, strangle, subdue, supprimere, vanquish, veil associated concepts: motion to suppress evidence II index abate (lessen), abolish, allay, arrest (stop), ban, beat (defeat), camouflage, censor, check (restrain), cloak, clog, coerce, conceal, condemn (ban), confine, constrain (restrain), constrict (inhibit), contain (restrain), control (restrain), counter, countervail, curb, debar, defeat, detain (restrain), disadvantage, eliminate (eradicate), enjoin, ensconce, expurgate, extinguish, fetter, forestall, hamper, hide, hold up (delay), inhibit, keep (restrain), limit, moderate (temper), negate, obliterate, obscure, obstruct, overthrow, overturn, overwhelm, palliate (abate), prevail (triumph), prohibit, quash, repress, restrain, restrict, revoke, shroud, stay (halt), stem (check), stifle, stop, strangle, subdue, subject, subjugate, trammel, withhold

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

To end something forcibly; to prevent information from being revealed; to control or restrain.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

v. To end, prohibit, or keep something from being known, heard, discussed, or seen.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

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

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.

To stop something or someone; to prevent, prohibit, or subdue.
II To forbid the use of evidence at a trial because t is improper or was improperly obtained. (See also exclusionary rule.)

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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