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RESTRAINING. Narrowing down, making less extensive; as, a restraining statute, by which the common law is narrowed down or made less extensive in its operation.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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It emerged that he had been made the subject of a separate restraining order for harassing another previous partner.
He repeatedly breached his restraining order by trying to to contact his victim in October last year.
The restraining order against LEB Memorandum Circular shall be in place 'until further orders from the court,' said the SC resolution released Monday.
In 2017, 212 people from the police force area appeared in court charged with breaching a restraining or non-molestation order or an injunction against harassment.
However, prosecutors instead opted to apply for a restraining order, banning him from the premises.
New York [USA], Oct 20 ( ANI ): American model Kendall Jenner has gotten a restraining order against her alleged stalker John Ford, who, she claims, caused her severe emotional distress.
In June 2015 Mahmood was jailed for five months after he admitted five assaults against his lover, and a court handed him a restraining order which banned him from contacting her.
Raggett admitted assault occasioning actual bodily harm and breaching a restraining order and was jailed for six months.
He also requested for restraining her from passing any remarks against his client.
The way to safely manage an agitated patient is to follow your training: first call for help, then approach the patient with as many people as possible, know the techniques for restraining a patient without causing injury to anyone and know which type of sedative should be used." The presentation also discussed how to identify and manage hyperthermia (elevated body temperature), which is common among agitated patients, especially if they are under the influence of narcotics.
A railway worker repeatedly breached a restraining order imposed after he turned up at his ex-partner's home armed with a cosh and knuckle duster.
However, less than a week later, their relationship apparently got seriously tested after she learned that he received two restraining orders from his exes.