gag law

noun
1. a rule for limiting or ending debate in a deliberative body
Syn: ↑closure, ↑cloture, ↑gag rule
Derivationally related forms: ↑cloture (for: ↑cloture), ↑closure (for: ↑closure)
Hyponyms: ↑closure by compartment, ↑guillotine
2. any law that limits freedom of the press
Topics: ↑law, ↑jurisprudence
Hypernyms: ↑law

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noun
: a law or ruling prohibiting free debate or expression of opinion (as in a deliberative body) : cloture; also : legislation restricting freedom of the press

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1. any law restricting freedom of the press, free speech, or the right of petition.
2. See gag rule.
[1790-1800, Amer.]

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gag law
= gag rule. (Cf.gag rule)

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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