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superinjunction Line breaks: super|in¦junc|tion
Pronunciation: /suːp(ə)rɪnˈdʒʌŋ(k)ʃ(ə)n/

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Definition of superinjunction in English:


British informal
A directive that forbids both the public disclosure of information on a particular issue and also any disclosure of the existence of the directive itself: after a failed attempt to obtain a superinjunction to suppress the story, he got permission to miss a fixture
More example sentences
  • He referred to them as ‘the team with no names’ saying a superinjunction prevented him from admitting that they existed.
  • Even with the superinjunction, the report appeared on the whistle-blower Web site Wikileaks three days after the injunction.
  • Last month another England footballer obtained a super-injunction after hearing that a Sunday newspaper was planning an expose.

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