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restraining order

noun, Law.
a judicial order to forbid a particular act until a decision is reached on an application for an injunction.
Origin of restraining order
1875-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for restraining order
  • After firing an employee because of lies, they slapped a restraining order on her and then had her arrested because she called in.
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  • My aim is not to slap some sort of gastronomic restraining order on chefs intent upon experimentation.
  • Bullock seeks restraining order against obsessed fan.
  • The details of the restraining order were not immediately known.
  • To ask for a domestic violence restraining order there are several steps you have to take.
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British Dictionary definitions for restraining order

restraining order

(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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