or D no·tice


noun British.

a government notice sent to newspapers or other publications requesting them to withhold information for reasons of state security.

Origin of D-notice

1960–65; D(efence) notice
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British Dictionary definitions for d-notice



British an official notice sent to newspapers, prohibiting the publication of certain security information

Word Origin for D-notice

C20: from their administrative classification letter
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