gag order

noun

Definition of gag order

  1. :  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

  1. The judge has issued a gag order.

First Known Use of gag order

1906


GAG ORDER Defined for English Language Learners

gag order

noun

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


Law Dictionary

gag order

  1. see order 3b

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