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pure speech n: the communication of ideas through spoken or written words or through conduct limited in form to that necessary to convey the idea compare commercial speech, symbolic speech NOTE: Pure speech is accorded the highest degree of protection under the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.