Meaning of restraint

Definition of restraint

(noun) the act of controlling by restraining someone or something; "the unlawful restraint of trade"
discipline in personal and social activities; "he was a model of polite restraint"; "she never lost control of herself"
the state of being physically constrained; "dogs should be kept under restraint"
a rule or condition that limits freedom; "legal restraints"; "restraints imposed on imports"
lack of ornamentation; "the room was simply decorated with great restraint"
a device that retards something's motion; "the car did not have proper restraints fitted"

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