restraining order


noun Law.

a judicial order to forbid a particular act until a decision is reached on an application for an injunction.

Nearby words

  1. restoring spring,
  2. restr.,
  3. restrain,
  4. restrained,
  5. restrainer,
  6. restraint,
  7. restraint of trade,
  8. restraint order,
  9. restrict,
  10. restricted

Origin of restraining order

First recorded in 1875–80

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British Dictionary definitions for restraining order

restraining order

noun

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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