The act or process of restraining, or of holding back or hindering from motion or action, in any manner; hindrance of the will, or of any action, physical or mental.
- The act of restraining or the condition of being restrained.
- Loss or abridgment of freedom.
- An influence that inhibits or restrains; a limitation.
- An instrument or a means of restraining.
- Control or repression of feelings; constraint.