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restraining order

noun, Law.
a judicial order to forbid a particular act until a decision is reached on an application for an injunction.
Origin of restraining order
First recorded in 1875-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Can you get a restraining order to prevent him from leaving?

    The Lani People J. F. Bone
  • She flouted his authority and sustained her incredible effrontery by a restraining order from the court.

    Within the Law Marvin Dana
  • Certainly if the restraining order of Judges Wood and Grosscup be good law there is no sense in maintaining organized labor.

    The Pullman Boycott W. F. Burns
  • The marshal approached and extended toward Sexton a copy of the restraining order.

    The Valley of the Giants Peter B. Kyne
British Dictionary definitions for restraining order

restraining order

(US, law) an order issued by a civil court to a potential abuser to keep away from those named in the order
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