When someone is tied up and prevented from moving, this is an example of restraint.
When your budget sets a limit on how much you can spend for Christmas, this is an example of financial restraint.
When you want to cry and get mad but you force yourself to stay calm, this is an example of a situation where you show restraint.
Cursed without restraint.
Origin of restraint
- Middle English restreinte from Old French restrainte from feminine past participle of restraindre to restrain restrain
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition