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

  • n. Law A court order forbidding public reporting or commentary, as by the news media, on a case currently before the court.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An order issued by a court prohibiting specified persons from discussing a case outside limitations set by the court.
  • n. Any directive from a person in authority prohibiting another person from speaking about a certain thing.

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

  • n. a court order restricting information or comment by the participants involved in a lawsuit


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