Definition of superinjunction in English:



  • A directive that forbids both the public disclosure of information on a particular issue and also any disclosure of the existence of the directive itself.

    ‘after a failed attempt to obtain a superinjunction to suppress the story, he got permission to miss a fixture’
    • ‘Last month another England footballer obtained a super-injunction after hearing that a Sunday newspaper was planning an expose.’
    • ‘He referred to them as ‘the team with no names’ saying a superinjunction prevented him from admitting that they existed.’
    • ‘It's interesting that when the lawyer spoke about the lifting of his super-injunction, he said that too often the public's right to know is overlooked in favour of "wealthy and pampered" celebrities and footballers.’
    • ‘Even with the superinjunction, the report appeared on the whistle-blower Web site Wikileaks three days after the injunction.’
    • ‘The general gagging order, or "superinjunction" obtained to protect his privacy, which was subsequently revoked, would not have been necessary if the paper had been obliged to tell him what they planned to publish.’