Simple Definition of restraining order
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
The judge issued a restraining order.
First Known Use of restraining order
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