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gagging order

noun [C]
 
 
(US gag order) UK LAW
an official order not to discuss something, especially a legal case: impose/issue/lift a gagging order The judge issued a gagging order to prevent the witnesses from speaking to the press. Thursday, the judge lifted a gag order that had barred all participants from discussing the case publicly.
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