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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

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  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.

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