Definition of Erasure

The obliteration of words or marks from a written instrument by rubbing, scraping, or scratching them out. Also the place in a document where a word or words have been so removed. The term is sometimes used for the removal of parts of a writing by any means whatever, as by cancellation; but this is not an accurate use.

Erasure of record. Procedure by which a person’s criminal record may be sealed or destroyed if certain conditions are met. This is commonly provided for by statute for juvenile records.

Within statute providing that all police and court records shall be erased upon acquittal of the accused, word “erased” means at the very least nondisclosure. Lechner v. Holmberg, 165 Conn. 152, 328 A.2d 701, 707. See also Expungement of record.

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