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Definition of restraint:

  1. That which restrains, as a law, a prohibition, or the like; limitation; restriction.
  2. The act or process of restraining, or of holding back or hindering from motion or action, in any manner; hindrance of the will, or of any action, physical or mental.
  3. The state of being restrained.

Synonyms:

slackness, caution, simple mindedness, assignment, mastery, easiness, free, abridgment, snaffle, limited, control, abstemiousness, constraint, simmpleness, deterrence, limitation, liberty, ascendancy, breastwork, manacle, unnaturalness, ascendance, duress, barricade, deprivation, bit, force, reticence, rampart, parapet, fetter, bulwark, bond, limit, discipline, decrease, silence, self-government, formality, iron, chasteness, simplicity, chain, coercion, rein, reduction, order, instruction, reserve, taciturnity, secretiveness, chains, fetters, cramp, self-control, lid, dominance, handcuff, ascendence, compulsion, circumscription, command, simpleness, laxity, controller, hobble, violence, forbearance, repression, withholding, ascendency, check, gyve, uncommunicativeness, coolness, handcuffs, trammel, curb, prescription, ascendance, definition, self-restraint, control condition, license.

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