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Maguire also argued that the deterrent effect of a traffic stop by an officer, and the discretion of an officer in issuing a citation or a warning, are more effective methods of battling the problem.
Among the many, many issues our forebears didn’t worry about were the deterrent effects of capital punishment and the ideal attributes of a firefighter.
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Origin and Etymology of deterrent
Latin deterrent-, deterrens, present participle of deterrēre to deter
First Known Use: 1829See Words from the same year
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Definition of deterrent for Students
: something that makes someone decide not to do something The alarm is a deterrent against theft.
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