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Definition of fetter:

  1. A chain or shackle for the feet; a chain by which an animal is confined by the foot, either made fast or disabled from free and rapid motion; a bond; a shackle.
  2. Anything that confines or restrains; a restraint.
  3. To put fetters upon; to shackle or confine the feet of with a chain; to bind.
  4. To restrain from motion; to impose restraints on; to confine; to enchain; as, fettered by obligations.

Synonyms:

secure, restraint, tie up, hobble, free, hitch, bind, shackle, limp, compel, chain, fasten, oblige, engage, bond, gyve, iron, fix, repress, tie, pinion.

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