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:

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 ...
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 ... for the relative effectiveness of specific restraint methods is limited and therefore banning prone holds would constitute a large scale uncontrolled ...

More definitions of "restraint":

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

Famous quotes containing the word restraint:

    ...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.

    Moral laws are set as a curb and restraint to these exorbitant desires, which they cannot be but by rewards and punishments, that will over-balance the satisfaction any one shall propose to himself in the breach of the law.
    John Locke (1632–1704)

    For jealousy arouses a husband’s fury, and he shows no restraint when he takes revenge. He will accept no compensation, and refuses a bribe no matter how great.
    Bible: Hebrew, Proverbs 6:34-35.