restraining order

restraining order
I. noun
: a preliminary legal order sometimes issued to keep a situation unchanged pending decision upon an application for an injunction
II. noun
: a legal order issued against an individual to restrict or prohibit access or proximity to another specified individual

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Law.
a judicial order to forbid a particular act until a decision is reached on an application for an injunction.
[1875-80]

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restraining order UK [rɪˈstreɪnɪŋ ˌɔː(r)də(r)] US [rɪˈstreɪnɪŋ ˌɔrdər] noun [countable] [singular restraining order plural restraining orders] legal
a legal document from a judge that stops someone from doing something

She took out a restraining order against the man accused of stalking her.

Thesaurus: legal documents and parts of legal documentshyponym general words for crimessynonym

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restraining order,
U.S. an order issued by a law court enjoining a person or group to stop all action or proceedings until an injunction applied for is granted or denied: »

The Government's application for a temporary restraining order to prevent the merger was denied by the court (Wall Street Journal).

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noun, pl ⋯ -ders [count]
US law : a legal order saying that someone is not allowed to go near a particular person

The judge issued a restraining order.

— often + against

She took out a restraining order against her former husband.

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reˈstraining order [restraining order] noun \restraining order (against sb) (especially NAmE)
an official order given by a judge which demands that sth must or must not be done. A restraining order does not require a trial in court but only lasts for a limited period of time.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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