restraint


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restraint

noun arrest, ban, bar, barricade, blockade, bondage, brake, bridle, captivity, caution, censure, check, confinement, constraint, containment, control, curb, custody, damper, deprivation of liberty, detention, deterrence, deterrent, disallowance, discipline, dissuasion, durance, embargo, forbearance, forbiddance, guardianship, hamper, hindrance, holdback, impediment, impedimentum, imprisonment, incarceration, inhibition, interception, interference, limitation, moderatio, moderation, obstacle, obstruction, opposition, prevention, prohibition, proscription, repression, reserve, restriction, self-control, self-denial, servitude, shackle, slavery, stay, stop, stoppage, suppression, taboo, temperance, veto
Associated concepts: combination in restraint of trade, connpiracy in restraint of trade, prior restraint, restraint on alienation
See also: apprehension, arrest, bar, barrier, bondage, captivity, censorship, check, cloud, coercion, commitment, composure, compulsion, constraint, continence, control, custody, damper, detention, deterrence, deterrent, disadvantage, discipline, disincentive, durance, embargo, estoppel, fetter, force, handicap, hindrance, impediment, incarceration, incumbrance, injunction, lien, limitation, moderation, obstacle, obstruction, prohibition, propriety, quota, restriction, retention, servitude, stay, temperance, veto

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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One cannot help thinking, having had some sympathy for the miserable people, and having abandoned something to them," he spoke here in his former thoughtful manner, "that one might be listened to, and might have the power to persuade to some restraint.
On the last night of my restraint, I was awakened by hearing my own name spoken in a whisper.
I dare say we shall be often together, and I should like to banish any needless restraint between us.
And at this moment his mind leaped away from all restraint toward the sudden prospect of deliverance from his long bondage.
Say first, for Heav'n hides nothing from thy view Nor the deep Tract of Hell, say first what cause Mov'd our Grand Parents in that happy State, Favour'd of Heav'n so highly, to fall off From their Creator, and transgress his Will For one restraint, Lords of the World besides?
Several months passed by, and Robin began to chafe under the restraint of city life.
Restraint of the States from certain injurious acts; 6.
Morrel appeared and was saluted with an enthusiastic burst of applause from the crew of the Pharaon, who hailed the visit of the shipowner as a sure indication that the man whose wedding feast he thus delighted to honor would ere long be first in command of the ship; and as Dantes was universally beloved on board his vessel, the sailors put no restraint on their tumultuous joy at finding that the opinion and choice of their superiors so exactly coincided with their own.
But, after all, it may be good for ships to go through a period of restraint and repose, as the restraint and self- communion of inactivity may be good for an unruly soul - not, indeed, that I mean to say that ships are unruly; on the contrary, they are faithful creatures, as so many men can testify.
Pelet's bachelor's life had been passed in proper French style with due disregard to moral restraint, and I thought his married life promised to be very French also.
She was less and less able to endure the restraint which her father imposed.
I am sure I cannot say that it HAD, but while Miss Summers declares that Miss Vernon showed no signs of obstinacy or perverseness during her whole stay in Wigmore Street, till she was detected in this scheme, I cannot so readily credit what Lady Susan has made him, and wants to make me believe, that it was merely an impatience of restraint and a desire of escaping from the tuition of masters which brought on the plan of an elopement.