Definition of gagging order in English:

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gagging order

(North American gag order)


A judge’s directive forbidding the public disclosure of information on a particular matter: the council was forced to abandon an attempt to impose a gagging order on this newspaper on Friday
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  • Jury, please remember that you are on a gag order and may not discuss what you heard to the media outside.
  • I think the judge had a lot of guts imposing a gag order.
  • Several websites featured discussions on the possible identity of the individual, who is protected by a gagging order.

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