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constraint

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1 the checking of one's true feelings and impulses when dealing with others
  • in civilized society people do not just say or do whatever they feel like—they exercise some constraint

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2 something that limits one's freedom of action or choice
  • put legal constraints on the board's activities

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3 the use of power to impose one's will on another
  • parental constraint can take several different forms, including a denial of the approval that children usually seek from their parents

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The first known use of constraint was in the 15th century

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“Constraint.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/constraint. Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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