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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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Understanding where on the spectrum of restraint a particular case falls is critically important because of the collateral consequences established by the UCMJ, RCMs, and case law.
'Child Restraint System' refers to a devise capable of accommodating a child occupant in a sitting or supine position (Section 3).
A newly enacted law requiring vehicle owners to install child restraint systems finally provides a long-overdue legal framework for youngsters who are considered the most vulnerable among road users, according to a road safety advocacy group.
WASHINGTON/ISLAMABAD -- Many countries, including global powers, on Wednesday called upon Pakistan and India to exercise restraint and pull back from the brink of a full-fledged war as the White House National Security Council (NSC) warned that the risks of further military action by India and Pakistan were 'unacceptably high'.
If restraint use was not visible or was unclear for any reason, the entire car was excluded.
Restraint use can increase a patient's length of stay, which potentiates the patient's risk for infection and other negative outcomes (De Jonghe et al., 2013).
"Our trucks were being secured to the docks, but the restraint was getting stuck when pressure was applied," the general manager adds.
Abstract: Manual restraint is commonly necessary when working with avian species in medical, laboratory, and field settings.
HEALTH boards are still using a form of restraint on mental health patients which the Welsh Government advised against more than a decade ago.
Physical restraints may be used to promote patient safety including prevention of device removal, prevent self-harm and harm to others, and to avoid chemical restraint.