restraining order


restraining order

noun

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

Full Definition of RESTRAINING ORDER

1
:  a preliminary legal order sometimes issued to keep a situation unchanged pending decision upon an application for an injunction
2
:  a legal order issued against an individual to restrict or prohibit access or proximity to another specified individual

Examples of RESTRAINING ORDER

  1. The judge issued a restraining order.

First Known Use of RESTRAINING ORDER

1781

Rhymes with RESTRAINING ORDER

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