restraining order

noun

Definition of restraining order

  1. 1 :  a preliminary legal order sometimes issued to keep a situation unchanged pending decision upon an application for an injunction

  2. 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.

First Known Use of restraining order

1780


RESTRAINING ORDER Defined for English Language Learners

restraining order

noun

Definition of restraining order for English Language Learners

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


Law Dictionary

restraining order

  1. see order 3b


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