Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary
The requirement that trial records and court decisions must be kept under seal, in contrast to most other court records, which are available for public review. The records most commonly sealed are criminal records of underage offenders; cases might also be sealed if they involve inventions, proprietary business information, or national security.
Definition provided by Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary.
August 19, 2010, 5:24 pm