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restraint n1 a : an act or fact of restraining see also prior restraint
b : the state of being restrained
2 a : a means of restraining
b : a device that restricts movement (as of prisoners or violent psychiatric patients)
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.