prior restraint


noun

a court order banning publication of unpublished material.

Nearby words

  1. prinzmetal's angina,
  2. prion,
  3. prior,
  4. prior lien,
  5. prior probability,
  6. prior, matthew,
  7. priorate,
  8. prioress,
  9. prioritise,
  10. prioritization

Origin of prior restraint

First recorded in 1970–75

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