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English definition of “gagging order”

gagging order

noun [C]   UK (US gag order)
an official order not to discuss something, especially a legal case: The judge issued a gagging order to prevent the witnesses from speaking to the press.Court cases, orders and decisionsInterrupting and preventing from speaking
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