1 the of act 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: control] [ant: unrestraint]
3 the state of being physically constrained; "dogs should be kept under restraint" [syn: constraint]
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, simplicity]
6 a device that retards something's motion; "the car did not have proper restraints fitted" [syn: constraint]
- Rhymes: -eɪnt
something that restrains, ties, fastens or secures
- Finnish: side
- Portuguese: amarra
control or caution; reserve
- Finnish: itsehillintä, maltti, pidättyväisyys
restraint, the practice of rendering people helpless or keeping
them in captivity by means such as handcuffs, ropes, straps, etc.
- Medical restraint, a subset of general physical restraint used for medical purposes
- See safety harness
- The use of any type of brake etc. to slow down or stop any moving machine or vehicle
In legal terminology
- Restraint of trade, a restriction on a person's freedom to conduct business
- Restraint on alienation, in property law, a clause that seeks to prohibit the recipient of property from transferring his or her interest
- Judicial restraint, a theory of judicial interpretation that encourages judges to limit the exercise of their own power
- Prior restraint, a government's actions that prevent materials from being distributed
- Vertical restraints, agreements between firms or individuals at different levels of the production and distribution process haha u suck
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