Origin of deterrent
Examples from the Web for deterrent
This is supposed to act as a deterrent, but may be an incitement.In Jerusalem Home Demolitions, the Biblical Justice of Revenge|Creede Newton|November 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Prosecutors described the verdict and the sentencing as a “deterrent.”Egyptian Court Hands Down Stiff Sentences for Al-Jazeera Journalists|Jesse Rosenfeld|June 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Still, there may be a deterrent for women that is far less spoken about, at least in polite circles.C’mon, Ladies, Masturbation Isn’t Just for Bad Girls|Emily Shire|June 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Concealed carry is good for responding to a crime in progress; open carry is a deterrent to it.
These steps would be plausible, purely defensive, and a deterrent for starters.Obama Must Show He’ll Use Military Means to Deter Russia in Ukraine|Leslie H. Gelb|March 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We have been assured that such a regulation was, at an early day, in force at York, as a deterrent from drunkenness.Toronto of Old|Henry Scadding
This is a deterrent which only acts beneficially when punishment is certain, or nearly certain.London|Walter Besant
It furnishes a deterrent for the evil doer and a tremendous incentive for the man who desires to obey natural law and be happy.Elementary Theosophy|L. W. Rogers
Pick out ideals in business, and eliminate from your path all deterrent influences.Dollars and Sense|Col. Wm. C. Hunter
A deterrent, a threat, a place to point to as a warning not to break the law?Take the Reason Prisoner|John Joseph McGuire
Word Origin for deterrent
1829, noun and adjective, in Bentham, from Latin deterrentem, present participle of deterrere (see deter). In reference to nuclear weapons, from 1954.