Meaning of RESTRAINT in English
n.1 the act or an instance of restraining or being restrained.
2 a stoppage; a check; a controlling agency or influence.
3 a self-control; avoidance of excess or exaggeration. b austerity of literary expression.
4 reserve of manner.
5 confinement, esp. because of insanity.
6 something which restrains or holds in check.
Phrases and idioms:
in restraint of in order to restrain. restraint of trade action seeking to interfere with free-market conditions.
Etymology: ME f. OF restreinte fem. past part. of restreindre: see RESTRAIN
Oxford English vocab. Оксфордский английский словарь. 2012