Restraint Definition

rĭ-strānt
restraints
noun
restraints
A restraining or being restrained.
Webster's New World
The condition of being restrained, especially the condition of losing one's freedom.
A suspect held in restraint.
American Heritage
A restraining influence or action.
Webster's New World
A means or instrument of restraining.
Webster's New World
A loss or limitation of liberty; confinement.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Restraint

Noun

Singular:
restraint
Plural:
restraints

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

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