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"gagging order" in British English

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gagging ordernoun [C]

uk   us   UK (US gag order)
an ​officialorder not to ​discuss something, ​especially a ​legalcase: The ​judge issued a ​gaggingorder to ​prevent the ​witnesses from ​speaking to the ​press.
(Definition of gagging order from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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gagging ordernoun [C]

uk   us   (US gag order) UK LAW
an ​officialorder not to discuss something, especially a ​legalcase: impose/issue/lift a gagging order The ​judgeissued a gagging ​order to prevent the ​witnesses from speaking to the ​press. Thursday, the ​judgelifted a gag ​order that had ​barred all ​participants from discussing the ​casepublicly.
(Definition of gagging order from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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