chilling effect

noun

: a usually undesirable discouraging effect or influence
the chilling effect it will have on the assertion of legitimate claimsS. V. Bomse
used especially of First Amendment violations

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“Chilling effect.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/chilling%20effect. Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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