Definitions for gag rule

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word gag rule

Random House Webster's College Dictionary

gag′ rule`(n.)

  1. any rule restricting open discussion or debate concerning a given issue, esp. in a deliberative body.

Origin of gag rule:

1800–10, Amer.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. closure, cloture, gag rule, gag law(noun)

    a rule for limiting or ending debate in a deliberative body


  1. Gag rule

    A gag rule is a rule that limits or forbids the raising, consideration or discussion of a particular topic by members of a legislative or decision-making body.


Find a translation for the gag rule definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these gag rule definitions with the community:


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"gag rule." STANDS4 LLC, 2014. Web. 21 Dec. 2014. < rule>.

Are we missing a good definition for gag rule?

The Web's Largest Resource for

Definitions & Translations

A Member Of The STANDS4 Network

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for gag rule: