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gag rule Syllabification: gag rule

Entry from US English dictionary

Definition of gag rule in English:


1A regulation or directive that prohibits public discussion of a particular matter, in particular.
1.1A regulation preventing the staff of government-funded family-planning clinics from offering patients information about abortion.
1.2A US government policy preventing US aid to foreign family-planning organizations unless they agree not to promote or perform abortions.

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