restraint


restraint
re·straint /ri-'strānt/ n
1 a: an act or fact of restraining see also prior restraint
b: the state of being restrained
2 a: a means of restraining
b: a device that restricts movement (as of prisoners or violent psychiatric patients)

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

restraint
I noun arrest, ban, bar, barricade, blockade, bondage, brake, bridle, captivity, caution, censure, check, circumscription, confinement, constraint, containment, control, curb, custody, damper, deprivation of liberty, detention, determent, deterrence, deterrent, disallowance, discipline, dissuasion, durance, embargo, forbearance, forbiddance, guardianship, hamper, hindrance, holdback, impediment, impedimentum, imprisonment, incarceration, inhibition, injunction, interception, interference, limitation, moderatio, moderation, obstacle, obstruction, opposition, prevention, prohibition, proscription, repression, reserve, restriction, retardation, self-control, self-denial, servitude, shackle, slavery, stay, stop, stoppage, suppression, taboo, temperance, veto associated concepts: combination in restraint of trade, conspiracy in restraint of trade, prior restraint, restraint on alienation II index apprehension (act of arresting), arrest, bar (obstruction), barrier, bondage, captivity, censorship, check (bar), cloud (incumbrance), coercion, commitment (confinement), composure, compulsion (coercion), constraint (restriction), continence, control (restriction), custody (incarceration), damper (stopper), detention, deterrence, deterrent, disadvantage, discipline (obedience), disincentive, durance, embargo, estoppel, fetter, force (compulsion), handicap, hindrance, impediment, incarceration, incumbrance (lien), injunction, limitation, moderation, obstacle, obstruction, prohibition, propriety (correctness), quota, restriction, retention, servitude, stay, temperance, veto

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


restraint
n. Limitation or confinement as in constraint on free assembly; forbearance; a holding back or prohibiting from doing something.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

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