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fetters

noun
plural of fetter

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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

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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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fetters

verb
present tense third-person singular of fetter

Synonyms & Antonyms of fetters (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to confine or restrain with or as if with chains
  • museum artifacts that serve as somber reminders of the days when slaves were fettered with irons

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“Fetters.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/fetters. Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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