re·straint /rɪˈstrent/ 名詞
1. 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.
No man was altogether above the restrains of law, and no man altogether below its protection. --Macaulay.
2. The state of being restrained.
3. That which restrains, as a law, a prohibition, or the like; limitation; restriction.
For one restraint, lords of the world besides. --Milton.
Syn: -- Repression; hindrance; check; stop; curb;░oercion; confinement; limitation; restriction.
n 1: the of act controlling by restraining someone or something;
"the unlawful restraint of trade"
2: discipline in personal and social activities; "he was a
model of polite restraint"; "she never lost control of
herself" [syn: control] [ant: unrestraint]
3: the state of being physically constrained; "dogs should be
kept under restraint" [syn: constraint]
4: a rule or condition that limits freedom; "legal restraints";
"restraints imposed on imports"
5: lack of ornamentation; "the room was simply decorated with
great restraint" [syn: chasteness, simplicity]
6: a device that retards something's motion; "the car did not
have proper restraints fitted" [syn: constraint]