gag law


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gag law

n.
A law that limits speech, such as that of public officials. Gag laws have in some cases been ruled unconstitutional for infringing upon freedoms granted by the First Amendment.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gag law - a rule for limiting or ending debate in a deliberative body
parliamentary law, parliamentary procedure, rules of order, order - a body of rules followed by an assembly
closure by compartment, guillotine - closure imposed on the debate of specific sections of a bill
2.gag law - any law that limits freedom of the press
law - legal document setting forth rules governing a particular kind of activity; "there is a law against kidnapping"
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
Translations

gag law

, (US) gag rule
n (inf)Maulkorbgesetz nt (inf), → Maulkorberlass m (inf)
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