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gag rule

noun
1.
any rule restricting open discussion or debate concerning a given issue, especially in a deliberative body.
Origin
1800-1810
1800-10, Americanism
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British Dictionary definitions for gag rule

gag rule

noun
1.
(US) any closure regulation adopted by a deliberative body
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