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D-notice

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Definition of D-notice in English:

noun

British
A government notice issued to news editors requiring them not to publicize certain information for reasons of national security.
Example sentences
  • On 3 September, the Ministry of Defence issued a D notice about her case.
  • That said you don't really have to silence everyone at an individual level you simply don't allow it into the mass media, in this country it's called a D notice.

Origin

Second World War: D for defence.

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