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Restraint

Restraint

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noun


(1)   The of act controlling by restraining someone or something
"The unlawful restraint of trade"
(2)   A device that retards something's motion
"The car did not have proper restraints fitted"
(3)   Lack of ornamentation
"The room was simply decorated with great restraint"
(4)   Discipline in personal and social activities
"He was a model of polite restraint"
"She never lost control of herself"
(5)   A rule or condition that limits freedom
"Legal restraints"
"Restraints imposed on imports"
(6)   The state of being physically constrained
"Dogs should be kept under restraint"
Wiktonary



Noun



  1. something that restrains, ties, fastens or secures
    Make sure all the restraints are tight.
  2. control or caution; reserve
    Try to exercise restraint when talking to your boss.