[ noun ] the act controlling by restraining someone or something
"the unlawful restraint of trade"
Used in print(R. F. Shaw, "The `Private Eye`"...)
By_virtue_of his self-reliance , his individualism and his freedom from external restraint , the private_eye is a perfect embodiment of the middle_class conception of liberty , which amounts to doing what you please and let_the_devil_take_the_hindmost .(William C. Smith, "Why Fear Ideas?"...)
Assuredly in our political_campaigns there is freedom to think , to examine any and all issues , and to speak without restraint .(U.S. Reports. Volume 366. Cases Adjudged in the...)
The purpose of_this provision was thus explained in the Court 's opinion : `` Section 7 is designed to arrest in its incipiency not_only the substantial lessening of competition from the acquisition by one corporation of the whole or any part of the stock of a competing corporation , but also to arrest in their incipiency restraints or monopolies in a relevant market which , as a reasonable probability , appear at the time of suit likely to result from the acquisition by one corporation of all or any part of the stock of any other corporation .
The section is violated whether or not actual restraints or monopolies , or the substantial lessening of competition , have occurred or are intended '' .
We repeat , that the test of a violation of 7 is whether , at the time of suit , there is a reasonable probability that the acquisition is likely to result in the condemned restraints .
[ noun ] discipline in personal and social activities
"he was a model of polite restraint" "she never lost control of herself"
Used in print(Robert E. Lane, The Liberties of Wit: Humanism, Critici...)
In a small way this is illustrated by the nineteenth century novelist who argued for the powerful influence of literature as a teacher of society and who illustrated this with the way a girl learned to meet her lover , how to behave , how to think about this new experience , how to exercise restraint .(Allan J. Braff and Roger F. Miller, "Wage-Price...)
Finally , since the public requires some restraint on the part of the companies , larger wage increases call_for less_than proportionately larger price increases ( e._g. , if a wage increase of 5 % allows a price increase of 7 % , a wage increase of 10 % allows a price increase of something less_than 14 % ) .