constraining
index binding, compelling, compulsory, necessary (inescapable)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

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  • Constraining — Constrain Con*strain , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Constrained}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Constraining}.] [OF. constraindre, F. contrainde, L. constringere; con + stringere to draw tight. See {Strain}, and. cf. {Constrict}, {Constringe}.] 1. To secure by bonds; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • constraining — con·strain || kÉ™n streɪn v. compel, force, oblige, coerce …   English contemporary dictionary

  • constraining — adjective restricting the scope or freedom of action (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑confining, ↑constrictive, ↑limiting, ↑restricting • Similar to: ↑restrictive …   Useful english dictionary

  • constraining force — index pressure Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • constraining power — index force (compulsion) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • force — 1 n 1: a cause of motion, activity, or change intervening force: a force that acts after another s negligent act or omission has occurred and that causes injury to another: intervening cause at cause irresistible force: an unforeseeable event esp …   Law dictionary

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  • higher pair — Pair Pair (p[^a]r), n. [F. paire, LL. paria, L. paria, pl. of par pair, fr. par, adj., equal. Cf. {Apparel}, {Par} equality, {Peer} an equal.] [1913 Webster] 1. A number of things resembling one another, or belonging together; a set; as, a pair… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lower pair — Pair Pair (p[^a]r), n. [F. paire, LL. paria, L. paria, pl. of par pair, fr. par, adj., equal. Cf. {Apparel}, {Par} equality, {Peer} an equal.] [1913 Webster] 1. A number of things resembling one another, or belonging together; a set; as, a pair… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pair — (p[^a]r), n. [F. paire, LL. paria, L. paria, pl. of par pair, fr. par, adj., equal. Cf. {Apparel}, {Par} equality, {Peer} an equal.] [1913 Webster] 1. A number of things resembling one another, or belonging together; a set; as, a pair or flight… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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