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Here is the context:

"The Consultant acknowledges that he will receive or conceive confidential information pertaining to the activities, operations and business, past, present and future, of the Company or its subsidiaries or related or associated companies, which information is not in the public domain."

I cannot understand what it does mean in this case.

Thanks in advance.

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  • Have you looked up possible meanings of conceive in a dictionary? Obviously, it doesn't mean "to conceive a child." – Mick Dec 6 '17 at 11:04
  • Certainly, but the meanings seem not to make sense in this case. Btw, I think that the explanation below by SGR is acceptable. Thanks. – sanba06c Dec 7 '17 at 1:27
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You're looking for this meaning of Conceive

Form or devise (a plan or idea) in the mind.

Oxford Dictionaries

Basically, the sentence can be reworded as:

The Consultant acknowledges that he will receive or create/form new confidential information pertaining to the activities

So, in your job role, you may be given confidential information, or you may be tasked to create new confidential information as part of your job. This is basically the Company informing you that some of the work you create will be considered confidential and cannot be shared outside of the relevant parties.

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