super-injunction

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super-injunction (plural super-injunctions)

  1. (UK) A legal injunction which also prohibits any mention of its existence to the media or public.
    • 2010, Steve Doughty, The Daily Mail, 23 Aug 2010:
      Miss Perroncel was at the centre of a legal row in January when former England captain John Terry took out a super-injunction – a court order so secret that no one was supposed even to mention its existence – to stop any publication of allegations that he had had an affair with her.
    • 2011, John Plunkett, The Guardian, 26 Apr 2011:
      BBC presenter Andrew Marr said on Tuesday he had taken out a superinjunction to protect his family's privacy.