Restraining powers

RESTRAINING POWERS. A term used in equity. When the donor of a power, who is the owner of the estate, imposes certain restrictions by the terms of the powers, these restrictions are called restraining powers.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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He wants to see the health service given better funding for security and more restraining powers for staff to tackle troublemakers.
The US would be 'engaged' in a multilateral context in which China and Russia would act as 'restraining powers', anxious to prevent undue pressure on the Khomeinist regime.
As the prom was scheduled for May 10,2002, Marc's lawyers brought a motion, within the Action, for what we lawyers call an interlocutory or interim injunction restraining Powers and the School Board from preventing his attendance with his "gay" boyfriend.