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restraining order

noun

Simple Definition of restraining order

  • law : a legal order saying that someone is not allowed to go near a particular person

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of restraining order

  1. 1 :  a preliminary legal order sometimes issued to keep a situation unchanged pending decision upon an application for an injunction

  2. 2 :  a legal order issued against an individual to restrict or prohibit access or proximity to another specified individual

Examples of restraining order in a sentence

  1. The judge issued a restraining order.



1781

First Known Use of restraining order

1781


Law Dictionary

restraining order

  1. see order 3b




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