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gag order

noun

law : an order by a judge or court saying that the people involved in a legal case cannot talk about the case or anything related to it in public

Full Definition of GAG ORDER

:  a judicial ruling barring public disclosure or discussion (as by the press) of information related to a case; broadly :  a similar nonjudicial prohibition against the release of confidential information or against public discussion of a sensitive matter

Examples of GAG ORDER

  1. The judge has issued a gag order.

First Known Use of GAG ORDER

1952

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