Definition of gagging order in English:

gagging order

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(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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    • 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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