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restraint
'restraint' - used as a noun
1. the act of 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
3. the state of being physically constrained
dogs should be kept under restraint
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
6. a device that retards something's motion
the car did not have proper restraints fitted
Variations of 'restraint'
 
Antonym
  • unrestraint
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    The expression "Tying the Knot" comes from an old Roman custom where the brides clothes were tied up all in knots and the groom was supposed to untie the knots.