pure speech

noun

Legal Definition of pure speech 

: the communication of ideas through spoken or written words or through conduct limited in form to that necessary to convey the idea — compare commercial speech, symbolic speech

Note: Pure speech is accorded the highest degree of protection under the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

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