chilling effect

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chill′ing effect`


n.
a discouraging or deterring effect, esp. one resulting from a restrictive law or regulation.
[1965–70]
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THE RATIONALE UNDERLYING THE PUBLIC INTEREST RESPONSIBLE COMMUNICATION DEFENCE LIBEL CHILL IV.
The libel chill has been thawed and the core values of freedom of expression of the pursuit of the truth and democratic discourse are the beneficiaries.
The fear of such an eventuality could result in libel chill.