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gag order

Syllabification: gag or·der
(British gagging order)

Definition of gag order in English:

noun

Law
A judge’s order that a case may not be discussed in public.
Example sentences
  • Several websites featured discussions on the possible identity of the individual, who is protected by a gagging order.
  • Telling officers not to express an opinion publicly is sticking a gagging order on them.
  • Last week the prosecution asked for a gagging order on the trial.

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