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D-notice

noun [C usually singular] uk   /ˈdiːˌnəʊ.tɪs/ us    /-ˌnoʊ.t̬ɪs/
a British government instruction preventing particular information from being made public in order to protect the country: The D-notice was lifted after news of the computer theft was circulated by an international news agency.
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