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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Restraint \Re*straint"\, noun [OF. restraincte, fr. restrainct, F. restreint, p. p. of restraindre, restrendre. See {Restrain}.]

1. The act or process of restraining, or of holding back or hindering from motion or action, in any manner; hindrance of the will, or of any action, physical or mental.

No man was altogether above the restrains of law, and no man altogether below its protection. --Macaulay.

2. The state of being restrained.

3. That which restrains, as a law, a prohibition, or the like; limitation; restriction.

For one restraint, lords of the world besides. --Milton.

Syn: Repression; hindrance; check; stop; curb;?oercion; confinement; limitation; restriction.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: the act of controlling by restraining someone or something; "the unlawful restraint of trade"

2: discipline in personal and social activities; "he was a model of polite restraint"; "she never lost control of herself" [syn: {restraint}, {control}] [ant: {unrestraint}]

3: the state of being physically constrained; "dogs should be kept under restraint" [syn: {constraint}, {restraint}]

4: a rule or condition that limits freedom; "legal restraints"; "restraints imposed on imports"

5: lack of ornamentation; "the room was simply decorated with great restraint" [syn: {chasteness}, {restraint}, {simplicity}, {simpleness}]

6: a device that retards something's motion; "the car did not have proper restraints fitted" [syn: {restraint}, {constraint}]

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