Definition of gagging order noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


gagging order

BrE BrE//ˈɡæɡɪŋ ɔːdə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡæɡɪŋ ɔːrdər//
(British English) (North American English gag order)
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an order by a court that prevents people from talking or writing about a particular matter, especially about what is happening in a court case The judge imposed a gagging order on the newspaper to prevent it from printing the allegations. to impose/issue/lift/obtain a gagging order see also gag (2)