Meaning of restraint
Pronunciation: (ri-strānt'), [key]
- a restraining action or influence: freedom from restraint.
- Sometimes,a means of or device for restraining, as a harness for the body.
- the act of restraining, holding back, controlling, or checking.
- the state or fact of being restrained; deprivation of liberty; confinement.
- constraint or reserve in feelings, behavior, etc.
- restraint (Thesaurus)