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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Reduction of physical restraints on patients during hospitalisation/rehabilitation: A clinical trial.
These policies mandated a physician order for physical restraint with further orders required every 24 hours if the need for physical restraint persisted.
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Understanding the effects of adverse childhood experiences will be critical in developing interventions that do not inadvertently trigger those behaviors that we are trying to ameliorate--and that are likely to result in a physical restraint. This will require an extensive training effort as well as ongoing technical assistance and support.
* Involuntary Servitude: "(A) any scheme, plan, or pattern intended to cause a person to believe that, if the person did not enter into or continue in such condition, that person or another person would suffer serious harm or physical restraint; or (B) the abuse or threatened abuse of the legal process." (7)

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