Meaning of “the Official Secrets Act” in the English Dictionary

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"the Official Secrets Act" in British English

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the Official Secrets Actnoun [ S ]

uk /əˌfɪʃ.əl ˈsiː.krəts ˌækt/ us /əˌfɪʃ.əl ˈsiː.krəts ˌækt/

a law in the UK that prevents government workers from giving out particular information that could be used against the government:

She had to sign the Official Secrets Act when she started her new job.

(Definition of “the Official Secrets Act” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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