gag-law

gag law

noun
1.
any law restricting freedom of the press, free speech, or the right of petition.

Origin:
1790–1800, Americanism

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gag law

noun
1. a rule for limiting or ending debate in a deliberative body [syn: closure
2. any law that limits freedom of the press 
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