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 in a sentence
The judge has issued a gag order.
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Definition of gag order for English Language Learners
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
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