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chill vt

: to discourage esp. through fear of penalty
: have a chilling effect on [statutes which may the exercise of…free expression "M. H. Redish"]

Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.