restraining order

noun Law.
a judicial order to forbid a particular act until a decision is reached on an application for an injunction.

1875–80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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World English Dictionary
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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Example sentences
After firing an employee because of lies, they slapped a restraining order on
  her and then had her arrested because she called in.
The campaign quickly obtained a restraining order to preserve the ballots.
My aim is not to slap some sort of gastronomic restraining order on chefs
  intent upon experimentation.
Bullock seeks restraining order against obsessed fan.
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