Constraint

Definition of Constraint

Con`straint´
n.1.The act of constraining, or the state of being constrained; that which compels to, or restrains from, action; compulsion; restraint; necessity.
Long imprisonment and hard constraint.
- Spenser.
Not by constraint, but by my choice, I came.
- Dryden.

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