A judge's order that a case may not be discussed in public.
- ‘Jury, please remember that you are on a gag order and may not discuss what you heard to the media outside.’
- ‘Several websites featured discussions on the possible identity of the individual, who is protected by a gagging order.’
- ‘I think the judge had a lot of guts imposing a gag order.’
- ‘Telling officers not to express an opinion publicly is sticking a gagging order on them.’
- ‘Last week the prosecution asked for a gagging order on the trial.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.