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gag rule

noun

Simple Definition of gag rule

  • : a rule saying that people are not allowed to speak freely or express their opinions about a particular subject

Full Definition of gag rule

US

  1. :  a rule saying that people are not allowed to speak freely or express their opinions about a particular subject <The law prohibits insurance companies from imposing gag rules that limit communication between doctors and their patients.>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to restrict use of the mouth of by inserting a gag

    :  to prevent from exercising freedom of speech or expression

    :  to pry or hold open with a gag

  1. :  something thrust into the mouth to keep it open or to prevent speech or outcry

    :  an official check or restraint on debate or free speech

    :  a laugh-provoking remark or act

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  1. :  a prescribed guide for conduct or action

    :  the laws or regulations prescribed by the founder of a religious order for observance by its members

    :  an accepted procedure, custom, or habit

  1. :  to exert control, direction, or influence on

    :  to exercise control over especially by curbing or restraining

    :  to exercise authority or power over often harshly or arbitrarily


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