Part of speech:
(Law) A period established by statute during which a lawsuit or criminal prosecution must be initiated.
Something that stands in the way of or holds up progress:
A cautious action; a precaution:
Restraint of one's emotions, desires, or inclinations; self-control.
Authority or ability to manage or direct:
Self control is defined as the ability to manage your actions, feelings and emotions.
A reservation of public land:
Reticence is being reserved, quiet or reluctant.
Confinement or restriction
Control over oneself
The portion of earned wages that an employer deducts to cover income tax purposes and forwards to the government.
A period of time without speech or noise.
Control over oneself
Popular or representative government; democracy.
The quality or state of being formal
(R.C.Ch.) Abstention from flesh meat on certain designated days
Temperance is defined as showing restraint in eating or drinking, and especially avoiding alcohol.
Control over oneself
Control over oneself
(--- Biology) The condition in which or the process by which an enzyme, for example, is inhibited.
The act of declining to vote on a particular issue. [First attested in the late 19th century.]
Self discipline is the ability you have to control and motivate yourself, stay on track and do what is right.
(Psychology) The unconscious exclusion of painful impulses, desires, or fears from the conscious mind.
(Dated, law) Any of various brief statments of case law made before modern reporting of legal cases.
The amount by which something is lessened or diminished:
The amount by which something decreases.
Prohibition is a law or order forbidding something, or is the condition of forbidding something, or was a time in the U.S. during the 1920s and early 1930s when alcohol was illegal.
The definition of a check is a sudden stop or a person or thing that restrains or controls.
(Sports) The act of impeding another player in violation of the rules, as when a player impedes the progress of an opponent not in possession of the puck in ice hockey.
The definition of a restriction is a limitation.
The definition of a curb is a concrete border that creates a gutter along a street.
A narrow strap of leather attached to each end of the bit in the mouth of a horse, and held by the rider or driver to control the animal
The isolation of a nation, area, city, or harbor by hostile ships or forces in order to prevent the entrance and exit of traffic and commerce.
A condition of methodical or prescribed arrangement among component parts such that proper functioning or appearance is achieved:
The definition of coercion refers to the act of persuading or convincing someone to do something using force or other unethical means.
Compulsion by threat or violence; coercion:
The definition of force is strength or power.
The use of physical force, especially physical force utilized with malice and/or the attempt to harm someone. Some courts have ruled that in labor disputes, violence includes picketing with false information on the placards, in an attempt to harm a business.
The policy or practice of stockpiling nuclear weapons to deter another nation from making a nuclear attack
Something that deters:
A set of rules or methods, as those regulating the practice of a church or monastic order.
The definition of a definition is a statement of what a word or phrase means.
The act by which something is tempered.
The state or quality of being lax.
The condition of being free from oppressive restriction or control by a government or other power.
A permission granted by government to perform an act or service regulated by law (for example, a license to fish or to practice law).
Bounded by a line; limited or confined.
Having similar or conforming feelings, ideas, interests, etc.; in accord
The definition of rational is something that makes sense or that could be based in fact or someone who behaves and thinks logically.
The definition of restrained is someone or something that is held back, reserved or subtle.
(Gram.) Designating a modifier, as a word, phrase, or subordinate clause, that limits the reference of the word or phrase it modifies and thus is essential to the meaning of a sentence
Careful in spending or using; frugal
(Biology) Relating to a virus that infects bacterial cells but rarely causes lysis:
The definition of an embargo is a government ban on moving commercial ships in and out of certain ports, or a restriction of trade for a specific product or with a specific country.
The definition of a fetter is a chain for your feet or anything that is restraining.
A chain, rope, or strap attached to the collar or harness of an animal, especially a dog, and used to lead it or hold it in check.
Exclusive control of a commodity or service in a given market, or control that makes possible the fixing of prices and the virtual elimination of free competition
Prudence is defined as the act of being careful, often with money.
Retention is the act or condition of keeping or containing something.
A consideration, influence, or principle that dictates an ethical choice.
(Botany) The failure of an organ or part to develop.
To draw a figure around another figure so as to touch as many points as possible. A circle that is circumscribed around a triangle touches it at each of the triangle's three vertices.
To dominate; subjugate
To keep from moving or acting freely; hinder; impede; encumber
To hold back; restrain:
(Psychology) To exclude (painful or disturbing memories, for example) automatically or unconsciously from the conscious mind.
To limit; restrict
Restrict is defined as to keep someone or something within certain limits.
To curtail or inhibit the activity of something, such as the immune system or a gene.
An amount or quantity beyond what is normal or sufficient; a surplus:
The act of indulging oneself, or giving way to one's own desires
The condition of not being constrained or restricted in a specific aspect of life by a government or other power:
The definition of abandon is totally free and unhindered expression.
The stirring up of public interest in a matter of controversy, such as a political or social issue.
That which confines or contracts; a restraint; a shackle; a hindrance.
An arrangement of links and a hook in a fireplace for raising and lowering a kettle.
(Informal) A particular kind of action, situation, or behavior:
Anything that slows down or stops movement, activity, or progress
Anything resembling a horse's bridle
A bit for a horse, consisting of two bars joined at the center, as by a joint.
A group of atoms, often of the same element, bound together in a line, branched line, or ring to form a molecule. &diamf3; In a straight chain , each of the constituent atoms is attached to other single atoms, not to groups of atoms. &diamf3; In a branched chain , side groups are attached to the chain. &diamf3; In a closed chain , the atoms are arranged in the shape of a ring.
A device, such as a rope or strap, used to hobble an animal.
Any tool, implement, device, apparatus, etc. made of iron
A shackle or fetter, especially for the leg.
A limited train or bus.
Limitation or confinement as in constraint on free assembly; forbearance; a holding back or prohibiting from doing something.
(Hurling) The usual means of restarting play after a foul is committed, where the non-offending team restarts from where the foul was committed.
Lack of sense; foolishness
Lack of or freedom from restraint.
A sum paid as a guarantee of a person's appearance at court for trial; bail:
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