Definition of RESTRAINT

noun : RESTRAINT

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) the act of controlling by restraining someone or something; "the unlawful restraint of trade" ;

  • 2. (

    ) discipline in personal and social activities; "he was a model of polite restraint"; "she never lost control of herself" ;

  • 4. (

    ) a rule or condition that limits freedom; "legal restraints"; "restraints imposed on imports" ;

  • 6. (

    ) a device that retards something's motion; "the car did not have proper restraints fitted" ;


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