restraining order
restraining order see order 3b

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

restraining order
index injunction

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


restraining order
n.
An order issued with an application for an injunction preventing the defendant from doing a particular act until the court decides whether to issue the injunction.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


restraining order
An order from a court directing one person not to do something, such as make contact with another person, enter the family home, or remove a child from the state. Restraining orders are often issued in cases in which spousal abuse, stalking, or other immediate harm is feared. A restraining order is always temporary and is also commonly referred to as a temporary restraining order or TRO.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


restraining order
n. A temporary restraining order (T.R.O.); a restraining order is always temporary, because it is ordered without a hearing. This distinguishes it from an injunction.
A court order issued to prevent a family member or other party from harassing, threatening, harming, seizing the property of, and sometimes even approaching or having any kind of contact with another; a court order issued to temporarily prevent a transfer of property, pending a hearing.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


restraining order
A command of the court issued upon the filing of an application for an injunction, prohibiting the defendant from performing a threatened act until a hearing on the application can be held.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


restraining order
A command of the court issued upon the filing of an application for an injunction, prohibiting the defendant from performing a threatened act until a hearing on the application can be held.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

restraining order
n.
   a temporary order of a court to keep conditions as they are (like not taking a child out of the county or not selling marital property) until there can be a hearing in which both parties are present. More properly it is called a temporary restraining order (shortened to TRO).

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • restraining order — restraining orders N COUNT A restraining order is an order by a court of law that someone should stop doing something until a court decides whether they are legally allowed to continue doing it. [mainly AM, LEGAL] His estranged wife had taken out …   English dictionary

  • Restraining order — A restraining order or order of protection is a form of legal injunction that requires a party to do, or to refrain from doing, certain acts. A party that refuses to comply with an order faces criminal or civil penalties and may have to pay… …   Wikipedia

  • restraining order — I. noun : a preliminary legal order sometimes issued to keep a situation unchanged pending decision upon an application for an injunction II. noun : a legal order issued against an individual to restrict or prohibit access or proximity to another …   Useful english dictionary

  • restraining order — UK [rɪˈstreɪnɪŋ ˌɔː(r)də(r)] / US [rɪˈstreɪnɪŋ ˌɔrdər] noun [countable] Word forms restraining order : singular restraining order plural restraining orders legal a legal document from a judge that stops someone from doing something She took out a …   English dictionary

  • Restraining order — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Restraining order est le terme anglophone pour une ordonnance restrictive, une injonction contraignant à faire ou ne pas faire certaines choses. C est… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • restraining order — re|strain|ing or|der [ rı streınıŋ ,ɔrdər ] noun count a legal document issued by a judge that stops someone from doing something: She took out a restraining order against the man accused of stalking her …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • restraining order — n. (Law) court order instructing a person not to do something (such as make contact with another person, prohibiting or restraining access or proximity with another person, enter or come close to the family home, take a child from the country etc …   English contemporary dictionary

  • restraining order — noun Date: circa 1876 1. a preliminary legal order sometimes issued to keep a situation unchanged pending decision upon an application for an injunction 2. a legal order issued against an individual to restrict or prohibit access or proximity to… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • restraining order — Broadly, any injunction other than a mandatory injunction, In common legal usage, an order granted without notice to the adverse party, intended only as a restraint on him until the propriety of gr anting a temporary injunction can be determined …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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