Restraint

Definition of Restraint

Re`straint´
n.1.The act or process of restraining, or of holding back or hindering from motion or action, in any manner; hindrance of the will, or of any action, physical or mental.
No man was altogether above the restrains of law, and no man altogether below its protection.
- Macaulay.
2.The state of being restrained.
3.That which restrains, as a law, a prohibition, or the like; limitation; restriction.
For one restraint, lords of the world besides.
- Milton.

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