fetter

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fetter

noun

Definition of FETTER

1
something that limits one's freedom of action or choice <a time-honored tradition is fine as long as it doesn't become a fetter that prevents us from trying something new>
Near Antonyms freedom, latitude
2
something that makes movement or progress difficult <claims that government regulations are unnecessary fetters that keep him from achieving his business goals>
3
something that physically prevents free movement <considered a seat belt a pointless fetter—until one saved his life in an auto accident>

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