Prisoners, on the other hand, are not constrained by the same niceties.
He never ignited much enthusiasm, however, and he was constrained to choose a highly ideological legislator running mate.
Beck can do this because he is not constrained by the fact/fiction divide that governs the rest of the news business.
early 14c., constreyen, from stem of Old French constreindre (Modern French contraindre) "restrain, control," from Latin constringere "to bind together, tie tightly, fetter, shackle, chain," from com- "together" (see com-) + stringere "to draw tight" (see strain (v.)). Related: Constrained; constraining.