Pure Speech

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Definition: Pure Speech


Pure Speech

Quick Summary of Pure Speech


Written and spoken words that fall within the scope of protection provided by the First Amendment to the Constitution.




Full Definition of Pure Speech


Pure speech and other types of communication, such as picketing and symbolic speech or speech plus, that involve conveying an idea or message through behavior, are safeguarded by the Constitution against arbitrary and unreasonable interference by the government. This right of freedom of expression is not, however, absolute. Pure speech and other communications are not protected if they present a clear and present danger to society or if they constitute libel, obscenity, or slander.


Related Phrases


Freedom of Speech


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Definition Sources


Definitions for Pure Speech are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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