constraint

[ kuhn-streynt ]
/ kənˈstreɪnt /
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noun

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Origin of constraint

1350–1400; Middle English constreinte<Middle French, noun use of feminine past participle of constreindre;see constrain

OTHER WORDS FROM constraint

non·con·straint, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for constraint

constraint
/ (kənˈstreɪnt) /

noun

compulsion, force, or restraint
repression or control of natural feelings or impulses
a forced unnatural manner; inhibition
something that serves to constrain; restrictive conditionsocial constraints kept him silent
linguistics any very general restriction on a sentence formation rule
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