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gag order

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Law
gag orderˈgag ˌorder noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 SCLPREVENTan order made by the court to prevent any public reporting of a case which is still being considered by a court of law
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gag orderHe also argued family planning clinics should not be bound by a gag order preventing them from counseling patients on abortion.Police, citing a gag order in the drug trial, declined to answer questions about why Hernandez allegedly wanted Irvin killed.The judge in the case has clamped a gag order on all participants and seems very serious about it.A Republican abortion rights group calls it a virtual gag order.Under a virtual gag order thanks to Intel marketing, P5 architect Don Alpert couldn't answer questions substantively.
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