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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A law intended to limit freedom of the press, as by instituting censorship or restricting access to information.
  • n. See gag rule.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A law or ruling prohibiting proper or free debate, as in closure.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a rule for limiting or ending debate in a deliberative body
  • n. any law that limits freedom of the press

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