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constraint

(Imprisonment), noun act of keeping in, apprehension, arrest, bondage, bonds, bounds, captivity, care, charge, commitment, confinement, containment, control, custody, detainment, detention, encincture, enthrallment, fetter, immuration, immurement, incarceration, internment, keeping, legal restraint, preventive custody, preventive detention, prison, prohibition, protective custody, quarantine, remand, restriction

constraint

(Restriction), noun act of forestalling, act of hampering, act of quelling, act of stifling, act of strannling, act of thwarting, astriction, bar, circumscription, compulsion, constriction, curb, deprivation, determent, disallowance, disapprobation, duress, encumbrance, enthrallment, fetter, forbiddance, force, impediment, inhibition, interdict, interdiction, muzzle, obstruction, obstructionism, preclusion, pressure, prevention, prohibition, proscription, rein, restraint, restrictive practice, strangulation, suppression, temperance, trammel
Associated concepts: estoppel
See also: bar, bondage, captivity, coercion, commitment, composure, compulsion, control, custody, detention, deterrence, deterrent, discipline, disincentive, duress, embarrassment, enforcement, fetter, force, incarceration, limitation, moderation, obstacle, obstruction, pressure, prohibition, quota, requirement, restraint, restriction, retention

CONSTRAINT. In the civil and Scottish law, by this term is understood what, in the common law, is known by the name of duress.
     2. It is a general rule, that when one is compelled into a contract, there is no effectual consent, though, ostensibly, there is the form of it. In such case the contract will be declared void.
     3. The constraint requisite thus to annul a contract, must be a vis aut me us qui cadet in constantem virum, such as would shake a man of firmness and resolution. 3 Ersk. 1, Sec. 16; and 4, 1, Sec. 26; 1 Bell's Conn. B. 3, part 1, o. 1, s. 1, art. 1, page 295.

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