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  • noun UK, now historical A defence notice; an official request to news editors not to publish or broadcast items on specified subjects for reasons of national security (replaced in 1993 with the DA-notice).

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Examples

  • They love being invited to the "D-notice" committee to discuss how they can all behave "responsibly".

    WikiLeaks US embassy cables: as it happened

  • Now I don't believe the D-notice is in use these days, is it?

    Filmstalker: Princess Margaret's gangster affair film

  • Now this relationship is set to be examined in more detail according to The Hollywood Reporter, although it's not clear if this idea of the robbery that saw the press silenced with a D-notice would feature in it.

    Filmstalker: Princess Margaret's gangster affair film

  • Wasn't there a D-notice issued on some quite personal details of several of the NL inner circle or was that just rumour?

    Marking World Press Freedom Day

  • Perhaps a D-notice or restraining order was involved.

    You work for me

  • D-notice, the way this government operates, it isn't impossible to imagine that joking about this has got us both on an MI5 watchlist.

    Matricide

  • The Hollywood Reporter, although it's not clear if this idea of the robbery that saw the press silenced with a D-notice would feature in it.

    Filmstalker

  • The Hollywood Reporter, although it's not clear if this idea of the robbery that saw the press silenced with a D-notice would feature in it.

    Filmstalker

  • A rare D-notice - guidance issued from the Ministry of Defence to safeguard issues of national security - was slapped on media organisations.

    The Australian | News |

  • As newspapers mulled over the contents of the D-notice, police officers from the terrorism unit, supported by officers from Greater Manchester, Merseyside and Lancashire, carried out a series of moves.

    The Australian | News |

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