refrain

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Definition/MeaningWord/Phrase
binding commitment to do or give or refrain from something assurance , pledge
narrative song with a recurrent refrain ballad , lay
song, chorus or refrain of burden
writ issued by a court of law requiring a person to do something or to refrain from doing something court order
member of a party who is designated to refrain from alcohol and so is sober when it is time to drive home designated driver
meaningless syllables in the refrain of a partsong fa la , fal la
day when Catholics must attend Mass and refrain from servile work, and Episcopalians must take Communion holy day of obligation
judicial order to do or refrain from action injunction
order to perform or refrain from action injunction
order to refrain monition
French verse form of 10 or 13 lines running on two rhymes; the opening phrase is repeated as the refrain of the second and third stanzas rondeau , rondel
English form of rondeau having three triplets with a refrain after the first and third roundel
song in which a line or phrase is repeated as the refrain roundelay
set of nonsensical syllables used while humming a refrain tra-la , tra-la-la
one-sided agreement whereby you promise to do (or refrain from doing) something in return for a performance (not a promise) unilateral contract
Alpine refrain yodel
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