noun LawThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
A court order forbidding public reporting or commentary, as by the news media, on a case currently before the court.
gag order - Legal Definition
Webster's New World Law Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Hoboken, New Jersey.
In litigation, a court’s order to the parties and witnesses not to speak to the press or public about the case.
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