gag order

noun

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.
Recent Examples on the Web Police have imposed a gag order on their investigation, and officials declined to say whether there were any suspects. Josef Federman, ajc, 28 Apr. 2022 Robert Hilliard, the lead lawyer for Treston Blount, wrote in a court filing Wednesday that Scott’s Tuesday announcement of Project HEAL may have violated the gag order in the case. Nancy Dillon, Rolling Stone, 10 Mar. 2022 After being appointed last month by a judicial panel overseen by the Texas Supreme Court to handle all pretrial matters in the lawsuits, state District Judge Kristen Hawkins issued a gag order in the case. Juan A. Lozano, USA TODAY, 3 Mar. 2022 After being appointed last month by a judicial panel overseen by the Texas Supreme Court to handle all pretrial matters in the lawsuits, state District Judge Kristen Hawkins issued a gag order in the case. Juan A. Lozano, Chron, 1 Mar. 2022 Circuit Judge Bill Lewis set Prince’s bond at $300,000 and issued a gag order in the case. Carol Robinson | Crobinson@al.com, al, 15 Feb. 2022 Suu Kyi's lawyers, who have been issued with a gag order in relation to the cases, did not have comment. Reuters, CNN, 30 Nov. 2021 The documentary comes as attorneys and all parties in the suits are are under a court gag order — and Live Nation alleges that the film might influence a jury in advance. Los Angeles Times, 2 May 2022 Plaintiff's request for a gag order is not designed to limit certain narrow forms of speech to ensure a fair trial; it is instead designed to silence Mr. Musk's statements outside the context of this litigation. Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica, 20 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of gag order

1906, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of gag order was in 1906

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21 May 2022

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“Gag order.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gag%20order. Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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— see order sense 3b

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