Associations to the word «Restraint»

Wiktionary

RESTRAINT, noun. (countable) something that restrains, ties, fastens or secures
RESTRAINT, noun. (uncountable) control or caution; reserve
RESTRAINT OF TRADE, noun. (legal) An agreement that prevents fair competition on the open market, such as an agreement by one party to hire a second party to work within a profession on the condition that the second party will not compete against the first.

Dictionary definition

RESTRAINT, noun. The act of controlling by restraining someone or something; "the unlawful restraint of trade".
RESTRAINT, noun. Discipline in personal and social activities; "he was a model of polite restraint"; "she never lost control of herself".
RESTRAINT, noun. The state of being physically constrained; "dogs should be kept under restraint".
RESTRAINT, noun. A rule or condition that limits freedom; "legal restraints"; "restraints imposed on imports".
RESTRAINT, noun. Lack of ornamentation; "the room was simply decorated with great restraint".
RESTRAINT, noun. A device that retards something's motion; "the car did not have proper restraints fitted".

Wise words

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