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Restraint may refer to:
- Self-control, a personal virtue
- Physical restraint, the practice of rendering people helpless or keeping them in captivity by means such as handcuffs, ropes, straps, etc.
- Medical restraint, a subset of general physical restraint used for medical purposes
- Restraint (film), an Australian thriller directed by David Deenan
- Safety harness
- The use of any type of brake etc. to slow down or stop any moving machine or vehicle
In legal terminology:
- Judicial restraint, a theory of judicial interpretation that encourages judges to limit the exercise of their own power
- Prior restraint, a government's actions that prevent materials from being distributed
- Restraint on alienation, in property law, a clause that seeks to prohibit the recipient of property from transferring his or her interest
- Restraint of trade, a restriction on a person's freedom to conduct business
- Vertical restraints, agreements between firms or individuals at different levels of the production and distribution process
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