D-notice

D-notice

[dee-noh-tis]
noun British.
a government notice sent to newspapers or other publications requesting them to withhold information for reasons of state security.
Also, D notice.


Origin:
1960–65; D(efence) notice

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D-notice
 
n
(Brit) an official notice sent to newspapers, prohibiting the publication of certain security information
 
[C20: from their administrative classification letter]

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