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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. 
  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. 
  Syn:  Repression;  hindrance;  check;  stop;  curb;?oercion; 
  confinement;  limitation;  restriction. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  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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