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prior restraint

Syllabification: pri·or re·straint

Entry from US English dictionary

Definition of prior restraint in English:

noun

Law Judicial suppression of material that would be published or broadcast, on the grounds that it is libelous or harmful. In US law, the First Amendment severely limits the ability of the government to do this.

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