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  • n  a shackle for the ankles or feet
  • v  restrain with fetters

  • The minority government was fettered with the unreasonable demands of the party supporting it in the parliament.
  • Under Gorbachev the system of residence permits did fetter the population; after Gorbachev hundreds upon hundreds of thousands lost their property and the roofs over their heads .
  • At times, sport has been "a fetter holding back the tide of change," Zirin writes.
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  • Graeme Samuel in Manawatu Standard
    Businesses must be free to sell their products at prices below suppliers' recommended retail prices,Mr Samuel said. "Price competition is fundamental to competitive markets and this behaviour does nothing but fetter this competitive...
  • Bhaskar in Voice of America
    Any true reform of the United Nations without a comprehensive reform of the Security Council would be like Hamlet without the Prince of Denmark. It would have left untouched the present correlation of power which is a fetter on solution and a part... Nirupam Sen http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nirupam_Sen&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNGVqKLzcpe1EkJx66m6ywhpdem4gg Hindu http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.hindu.com/thehindu/holnus/001200611211010.htm&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNH-3SBGDCkUET9TmFn7oIbAb0-Etg Nov 20, 2006 37098 47955 fetter The change of law is very historic, because it was the United States that had enacted this legislation to constrain India, to fetter India, to penalize India, and the same Congress had now decided that they would change the law to admit India in...

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