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Gag order

Definition of the noun gag order

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noun

  1. a court order restricting information or comment by the participants involved in a lawsuit
    • example: imposing a gag order on members of the press violates the First Amendment
    • domain: jurisprudence / law
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • more generic term: court order = a writ issued by a court of law requiring a person to do something or to refrain from doing something

Alternative definition of the noun gag order

noun

  1. [legal] An order issued by a court prohibiting specified persons from discussing a case outside limitations set by the court.
  2. [informal] Any directive from a person in authority prohibiting another person from speaking about a certain thing.

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Google previewSurveillance in America: An Encyclopedia of History, Politics, and the Law [2 volumes] (2016)

An Encyclopedia of History, Politics, and the Law by Pam Dixon Executive Director

But perhaps the most contentious element of the FBIÊs use of NSLs is that the tool includes a so-called gag order. This provision forbids people and companies served with NSLs not only from revealing that theyÊve turned over sensitive ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Civil Liberties in America (2015)

by David Schultz, John R. Vile

The Court's unanimous decision declared the judge's gag order unconstitutional. The Court's opinion, delivered by Chief Justice Warren E. Burger, recognized the conflict between the First Amendment, which guarantees a free press, and the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Journalism (2009)

by Christopher H. Sterling

The term gag order—also known as an injunction, restraining order, restrictive order, or protective order—refers to a form of prior restraint which prohibits an individual or institution from disseminating information to those not authorized to ...

Google previewDictionary of Legal Terms, 5th edition

by Steven H. Gifis

GAG ORDER a courtimposed order to restrict information or comment about a case. The ostensible purpose of such an order is to protect the interests of all parties and preserve the right to a fair trial by curbing publicity likely to prejudice a jury.

Google previewMellinkoff's Dictionary of American Legal Usage (2009)

by David Mellinkoff

gag order: a colloquial name for a restraining order designed to stop out-of-court comment or information that could seriously interfere with the selection of a jury or a fair trial. The order is usually directed at the media and at those connected ...

Google previewMerriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law (1996)

by Merriam-Webster, Inc

GAAP abbr generally accepted accounting principles gag order — see ORDER 3b gag rule n : a law, order, or ruling that prohibits free debate or expression of ideas, information, or opinions (a long-standing Florida gag rule barring people ...

Google previewDictionary of Criminology (2015)

by Mushanga, Mwene

Gag order: A court-imposed order to restrict information or comment about a case before a court. The purpose of such an order is to protect the interests of all parties and to preserve the right to a fair trial by curbing publicity likely to prejudice a ...

Google previewDictionary of Jargon (Routledge Revivals) (2013)

by Jonathon Green

gag order(US), reporting restrictions (UK) n [Media] an order issued bythe courtconcerned whichprohibits themedia from reporting the proceedings ina given lawsuit. gag rule n [Politics] any ...

Google previewOxford English Mini Dictionary (2013)

by Charlotte Buxton

gag order) n. Law a judge's directive forbidding the public disclosure of information. gaggle n.1 a flock of geese. 2 informal a disorderly group. gaiety n. the ...

Google previewGilbert Pocket Size Law Dictionary 3d (2014)

by Publishers Editorial Staff

gag order Court order barring attorneys, parties, or witnesses from discussing a case with reporters. Such an order is issued in the interest of controlling publicity and ensuring a defendant's fair trial. gainful employment 1. Work for which one is ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of journalism. 6. Appendices (2009)

by Christopher H. Sterling

On the other hand, the Third Circuit has ruled that the news media may challenge such orders only “when there is reason to believe that the individual subject to the gag order is willing to speak” (FOCUS v. Allegheny County Court, 75 F.3d 834 ...

Google previewRandom House Webster's Rhyming Dictionary (2008)

by Random House

-order, boarder, border, forder, hoarder, order, warder; awarder, back order, court order, disorder, gag order, keyboarder, mail-order, recorder, reorder, rewarder, sailboarder, short-order, skateboarder, snowboarder, stop order, suborder, surf- ...

Google previewPaperback Oxford English Dictionary (2012)

by Oxford Dictionaries,, Maurice Waite

gag order) n. Law a judge's directive forbidding the public disclosure of information on a particular matter. gaggle n. 1 a flock of ...

Google previewPocket Oxford English Dictionary (2013)

by Maurice Waite

gag order) n ...

Google previewThe Concise Dictionary of Crime and Justice (2015)

by Mark S. Davis

gag order a judicial order or formal directive which forbids people from discussing something publicly .

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