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ri straynt

  • n  the act of controlling by restraining someone or something
    the unlawful restraint of trade
  • n  discipline in personal and social activities
    he was a model of polite restraint
  • n  the state of being physically constrained
    dogs should be kept under restraint
  • n  a rule or condition that limits freedom
    legal restraints
    restraints imposed on imports
  • n  lack of ornamentation
    the room was simply decorated with great restraint
  • n  a device that retards something's motion
    the car did not have proper restraints fitted

  • How unrecognizable that restraint seems now, and how prescient the Star's words.
  • But after April 1968, Daley criticized his police for their restraint and urged them to shoot to kill arsonists and maim looters.
  • An unexpected atmosphere of sweetness and restraint has fallen on Turkey's landscape of savage political warfare, and no Turk can imagine how long it will last.
News & Articles

  • California budget accord balances restraint, social services
    Lawmakers and Gov. Jerry Brown announce a $96.3-billion deal, with new spending on welfare grants, tuition aid and dental care for poor adults. But they agree to pare some outlays until next year. SACRAMENTO — The budget deal that lawmakers will vote on this week is an effort to mesh financial restraint with a desire to provide more social services and healthcare for the needy — giving the state ...
    June 12, 2013 - Los Angeles Times
  • NY man pleads not guilty to unlawful restraint
    Wednesday June 12, 2013 KEITH WHITCOMB JR. Staff Writer BENNINGTON -- A New York man was ordered held without bail Monday after he pleaded not guilty to accusations that he assaulted a former girlfriend. Matthew Seymour, 24, of Eagle Bridge, pleaded not guilty in Bennington Superior Court Criminal Division to a felony count of second degree unlawful restraint on a person
    June 12, 2013 - Bennington Banner
  • IMF Says Kenya’s New Tier of Government Adds to Budget Pressure
    Kenya’s new tier of government is adding to spending pressures, requiring wage restraint to keep the fiscal deficit under control, the International Monetary Fund said.
    June 12, 2013 - Bloomberg

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