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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Restraint  \Re*straint"\,  n.  [OF.  restraincte  fr  restrainct,  F. 
  restreint,  p.  p.  of  restraindre  restrendre  See  {Restrain}.] 
  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. 
 
  Syn:  Repression;  hindrance;  check;  stop;  curb;?oercion; 
  confinement;  limitation;  restriction. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  restraint 
  n  1:  the  act  of  restraining 
  2:  discipline  in  personal  and  social  activities;  "he  was  a 
  model  of  polite  restraint";  "she  never  lost  control  of 
  herself"  [syn:  {control}]  [ant:  {unrestraint}] 
  3:  the  state  of  being  constrained  [syn:  {constraint}] 
  4:  lack  of  ornamentation  [syn:  {chasteness},  {simplicity}] 
  5:  a  device  that  holds  someone  or  something  back  from  action 
  [syn:  {constraint}] 




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