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restraint

[ri-streynt]
noun
1.
a restraining action or influence: freedom from restraint.
2.
Sometimes, restraints. a means of or device for restraining, as a harness for the body.
3.
the act of restraining, holding back, controlling, or checking.
4.
the state or fact of being restrained; deprivation of liberty; confinement.
5.
constraint or reserve in feelings, behavior, etc.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English restreinte < Middle French restrainte, noun use of feminine past participle of restraindre to restrain

overrestraint, noun
prerestraint, noun


4. circumscription, restriction, imprisonment, incarceration.


4. liberty.
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restraint (rɪˈstreɪnt)
 
n
1.  the ability to control or moderate one's impulses, passions, etc: to show restraint
2.  the act of restraining or the state of being restrained
3.  something that restrains; restriction
 
[C15: from Old French restreinte, from restreindre to restrain]

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restraint
"action of restraining," c.1400, from O.Fr. restrainte, prop. fem. pp. of restraindre (see restrain). Meaning "means of restraint" is recorded from early 15c.
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restraint re·straint (rĭ-strānt')
n.

  1. An instrument or a means of restraint to prevent the infliction of harm to self or others, such as a straightjacket.

  2. control or repression of feelings; constraint.

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