Origin of constraint
Examples from the Web for constraint
In short, Mr. Obama feels no constraint in faithfully executing the laws as written by the Congress.The ‘Defining Issue of Our Time’ Is Obama’s Constitutional Excesses|Ron Christie|January 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Gravity is transformed from the constraint that holds us dully to Earth into the power that lets us fly.
The capital gains rate will never be a driver of investment, only a constraint upon it.
Well, the other constraint is the amount of information available.
That seems obvious, but the constraint it puts on good policy is enormous.
And now I noticed he was under a constraint very different from the ease of the others.The Virginian|Owen Wister
And, to cover her constraint, she cried out: "Oh, what a lovely book!"Hilda Lessways|Arnold Bennett
Constrained by childish respect, he is nevertheless already working at "freeing" himself from this constraint.The Ego and His Own|Max Stirner
There was a look of constraint in his blue eyes as he greeted her.The Proud Prince|Justin Huntly McCarthy
The Company commands that no constraint be put upon its poor maids.By order of the company|Mary Johnston
British Dictionary definitions for constraint
Word Origin and History for constraint
late 14c., "distress, oppression," from Old French constreinte "binding, constraint, compulsion" (Modern French contrainte), fem. noun from constreint, past participle of constreindre, from Vulgar Latin *constrinctus, from Latin constrictus (see constrain). Meaning "coercion, compulsion" is from 1530s.