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restraining order

noun, Law.
1.
a judicial order to forbid a particular act until a decision is reached on an application for an injunction.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80
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restraining order

noun
1.
(US, law) an order issued by a civil court to a potential abuser to keep away from those named in the order
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