Definition of gag rule
- The law prohibits insurance companies from imposing gag rules that limit communication between doctors and their patients.
: to restrict use of the mouth of by inserting something into it to prevent speech or outcry
: to prevent from exercising freedom of speech or expression
: to pry or hold open with a gag
: something thrust into the mouth to keep it open or to prevent speech or outcry
: an official check or restraint on debate or free speech
: a laugh-provoking remark or act
: a prescribed guide for conduct or action
: the laws or regulations prescribed by the founder of a religious order for observance by its members
: an accepted procedure, custom, or habit
: to exert control, direction, or influence on
: to exercise control over especially by curbing or restraining
: to exercise authority or power over often harshly or arbitrarily
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