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Definitions of restraint

  1. lack of ornamentation; "the room was simply decorated with great restraint" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the state of being physically constrained; "dogs should be kept under restraint" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a device that stops something from moving; "the car did not have proper restraints fitted" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. discipline in personal and social activities; "he was a model of polite restraint"; "she never lost control of herself" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. the act controlling by restraining someone or something; "the unlawful restraint of trade" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. a rule or condition that limits freedom; "legal restraints"; "restraints imposed on imports" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. the of act controlling by restraining someone or something; "the unlawful restraint of trade" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  8. a device that retards something's motion; "the car did not have proper restraints fitted" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  9. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. The state of being restrained. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. That which restrains, as a law, a prohibition, or the like; limitation; restriction. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. The act of holding back or hindering from action; state of being held back or hindered. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  13. Act of restraining: state of being restrained: want of liberty: limitation: hinderance. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  14. Act of restraining; state of being restrained; check; want of liberty. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  15. A restraining; restriction; imprisonment. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. The act of restraining; abridgment of liberty; that which restrains; a cheek. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  17. The act of restraining; abridgment of liberty; restriction; hindrance of will; repression; that which restrains. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  18. Restraining or being restrained, stoppage, check, controlling agency or influence, confinement esp. in asylum, (without r., freely, copiously; is under r., esp. as lunatic); constraint or reserve of manner; selfcontrol, avoidance of excess or exaggeration, austerity of literary expression; r. of princes, embargo. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  19. The act of checking or holding back. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  20. The state of being checked or controlled; specifically, the abridgment of liberty in the case of the insane. [Lat.] Appleton's medical dictionary.
  21. n. Act of restraining;- abridgment of liberty; limitation; restriction; prohibition;— that which restrains;—obstacle or influence, physical, mental, moral, or social. Cabinet Dictionary
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