gag

verb

  • Procedural Law and Evidence
  • Criminal Law

Definitions of gag

  • to prevent someone from discussing something in public. This is often achieved through a gagging order, an official instruction not to discuss eg information relating to a legal case or other official matter in public

    Mr Hemming said he wanted a promise that the family would not be gagged if legal action was taken.

  • to put a piece of cloth (=a gag) over someone’s mouth stop them from speaking or screaming etc

    The victims had all been bound and gagged with items of their own clothing.