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noun [countable] legal British superinjunction pronunciation in British English /ˈsuːpə(r)inˌdʒʌŋkʃ(ə)n/
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pluralsuperinjunctions
  1. 1
    a kind of injunction that stops journalists from writing about a particular topic, and which also stops them from saying who or what the injunction refers to
    The existence of the superinjunction was revealed only when it was referred to in a parliamentary question.
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    a form of gagging order (=an order from a judge stopping reporters from talking or writing about a case that has not yet been decided) in which the press is not even allowed to report on the existence and details of an injunction
    At least 30 superinjunctions currently appear to be in place, including one relating to allegations of water pollution and another to a right-to-die case.
    Submitted from United Kingdom on 26/04/2011 13:07:00

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