gag rule

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: 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.

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gag rule

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: a law, order, or ruling that prohibits free debate or expression of ideas, information, or opinions a long-standing Florida gag rule barring people from discussing complaints they made against police officersNational Law Journal specifically : a rule limiting or prohibiting debate on an issue in a legislative assembly (as the U.S. House of Representatives)

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