restraining order

noun
Updated on: 18 Apr 2018

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 in a Sentence

  1. The judge issued a restraining order.

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First Known Use of restraining order

1780

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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RESTRAINING ORDER Defined for English Language Learners

restraining order

Definition of restraining order for English Language Learners

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


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restraining order

legal Definition of restraining order

see order 3b

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