(?), n. [OF. restraincte, fr. restrainct, F. restreint, p. p. of restraindre, restrendre. See Restrain.] 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.
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No man was altogether above the restrains of law, and no man altogether below its protection.
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2. The state of being restrained.
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3. That which restrains, as a law, a prohibition, or the like; limitation; restriction.
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For one restraint, lords of the world besides.
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Syn. -- Repression; hindrance; check; stop; curb;oercion; confinement; limitation; restriction.
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