Gag-order meaning

A court order forbidding parties in a legal action, lawyers, witnesses, and jurors, from making statements to the press regarding an ongoing case in which they are participating.
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A judge's order prohibiting public discussion of a case by the parties, witnesses, etc. involved in it.
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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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(law) An order issued by a court prohibiting specified persons from discussing a case outside limitations set by the court.
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(informal) Any directive from a person in authority prohibiting another person from speaking about a certain thing.
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