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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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Mechanical restraint was defined as "the use of any device or equipment to restrict a student's freedom of movement," (U.
In the event that a transporter employs the use of a physical or mechanical restraint, such transporter must promptly write and file a detailed report describing the reason for such use, the restraints applied, the duration of the restraint, along with all other relevant information.
Interestingly, nearly a third of the policies (9 states) specifically forbid the use of mechanical restraints while five (Colorado, Michigan, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Utah) allowed for its use but only under specific conditions, including: (a) self-injurious behaviors, (b) when stipulated in the individual education plan, (IEP), and (c) on the bus (bus harness).
Flippin also teaches crisis intervention to new officers at the training academy, and provides mechanical restraint, radio procedures, security procedures and special reaction team training.
European racism made mechanical restraint an absolute necessity: for British patients, their "shame of being laid hands upon by natives" outweighed their contempt for restraining devices.
The new addition to the EBAA Iron facilities, which produce mechanical restraint devices along with a variety of ductile iron fittings, is tentatively scheduled to open in February 2007 at the company's corporate headquarters.
During 2001, the nine hospitals combined used a total of 1,440 hours of mechanical restraint and 290 hours of seclusion.
Unlike its neighbour, the asylum eschewed mechanical restraint of its inmates, widely practised elsewhere, where the imbalance between staff and inmates made straitjacket and handcuffs a cheap and convenient way of keeping order.
All residential correctional programs under the jurisdiction of FDJJ are required to report incidents involving the use of physical and mechanical restraints.
HB 2939 would prohibit mechanical restraints, which involves strapping or shackling a child to an inanimate object or wheelchair; chemical restraints, defined as using medications or drugs to modify a child's behavior; and prone restraints, where a child is held face-down on the ground.
In 2010-2011, it focused on the use-and abuse-of mechanical restraints in psychiatric hospitals.
However, self-mutilating behaviour and persistent violent physical struggling against mechanical restraints with the risk of exhaustion may require chemical restraint.

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