What is restraint?

  • (noun): A rule or condition that limits freedom.
    Example: "Legal restraints"; "restraints imposed on imports"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on restraint, restraints:

Post-sale Restraint
... A post-sale restraint, also termed a post-sale restriction, as those terms are used in United States patent law and antitrust law, is a limitation that operates ... Such restraints have also been termed "equitable servitudes on chattels." Support for the rule against enforcement of post-sale restraints has at times been rested on the common law's hostility to restraints on ... incidents of a right of general property in movables, and restraints upon alienation have been generally regarded as obnoxious to public policy, which is best subserved by great freedom ...
Limb Restraint
... Limb restraints are physical restraints that are applied to a person's arms or legs ... The application of limb restraints on both arms and legs at once is sometimes known as a four-point restraint ... As a medical restraint, limb restraints are soft, padded cuffs which are applied to a patient to prevent the patient from causing harm to him/herself or to others ...
Millfields Charter - Criticism
... McDonnell focussed on the limitations of restraint usage and the lack of effectiveness data ... He maintained that staff training programmes which focus on restraint are a by product of a fear industry which often depicts staff training as a solution to the problem ... He also argues that the scientific evidence for the relative effectiveness of specific restraint methods is limited and therefore banning prone holds would constitute a large scale ...
Aggression In Healthcare - Coping - Evaluating The Effectiveness of Training
... (1998) found that the levels of training offered ranged from nothing to high-level restraint/self-defense training ... Although criticised by many restraint, seclusion and medication are used (Wright 1999, Gudjonsson et al ... Breakaway techniques, restraint, rapid tranquilisation or isolation tend to be recommended when violence is instigated with a failure to prevent aggression (Duxbury and ...
Matthew Barney: No Restraint
... Matthew Barney No Restraint is a 2006 documentary directed by Alison Chernick ... It reveals Barney's process in creating Drawing Restraint 9, a cinematic "piece" that combines a whaling vessel 45,000 pounds of petroleum jelly and traditional Japanese rituals into a fantasy ...

More definitions of "restraint":

  • (noun): A device that retards something's motion.
    Synonyms: constraint
  • (noun): The state of being physically constrained.
    Example: "Dogs should be kept under restraint"
    Synonyms: constraint
  • (noun): Lack of ornamentation.
    Example: "The room was simply decorated with great restraint"
    Synonyms: chasteness, simplicity
  • (noun): Discipline in personal and social activities.
    Example: "He was a model of polite restraint"
    Synonyms: control
  • (noun): The of act controlling by restraining someone or something.
    Example: "The unlawful restraint of trade"

Famous quotes containing the word restraint:

    Liberty is the air that we Americans breathe. Our Government is based on the belief that a people can be both strong and free. That civilized men need no restraint but that imposed by themselves against the abuse of freedom.
    Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882–1945)

    ...he who commits adultery has no sense; he who does it destroys himself. He will get wounds and dishonor, and his disgrace will not be wiped away. For jealousy arouses a husband’s fury, and he shows no restraint when he takes revenge.
    Bible: Hebrew, Proverbs 6:32-34.

    The best way to teach a child restraint and generosity is to be a model of those qualities yourself. If your child sees that you want a particular item but refrain from buying it, either because it isn’t practical or because you can’t afford it, he will begin to understand restraint. Likewise, if you donate books or clothing to charity, take him with you to distribute the items to teach him about generosity.
    Lawrence Balter (20th century)