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

Definition of superinjunction in English:

noun

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
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  • The general gagging order, or "superinjunction" obtained to protect his privacy, which was subsequently revoked, would not have been necessary if the paper had been obliged to tell him what they planned to publish.
  • Last month another England footballer obtained a super-injunction after hearing that a Sunday newspaper was planning an expose.
  • It's interesting that when the lawyer spoke about the lifting of his super-injunction, he said that too often the public's right to know is overlooked in favour of "wealthy and pampered" celebrities and footballers.

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