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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.
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.
Noun1.Restraintrestraint - the of act controlling by restraining someone or something; "the unlawful restraint of trade"
2.restraint - discipline in personal and social activities; "he was a model of polite restraint"; "she never lost control of herself"
Synonyms: control
Antonyms:
unrestraint - the quality of lacking restraint
3.restraint - the state of being physically constrained; "dogs should be kept under restraint"
Synonyms: constraint
4.restraint - a rule or condition that limits freedom; "legal restraints"; "restraints imposed on imports"
5.restraint - lack of ornamentation; "the room was simply decorated with great restraint"
6.restraint - a device that retards something's motion; "the car did not have proper restraints fitted"
Synonyms: constraint

RESTRAINT. Something which prevents us from doing what we would desire to do.
     2. Restraint is lawful and unlawful. It is lawful when its object is to prevent the violation of the law, or the rights of others. It is unlawful when it is used to prevent others from doing a lawful act; for example, when one binds himself not to trade generally; but an agreement not to trade in a particular place is lawful. A legacy given in restraint of marriage, or on condition that the legatee shall not marry, is good, and the condition alone is void. The Roman civil law agrees with ours in this respect; a legacy given on condition that the legatee shall not marry is void. Clef des Lois Rom. mot Passion. See Condition; Limitation.

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