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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Jail & punishment
fettersfet‧ters /ˈfetəz $ -ərz/ noun [plural] literary  1 LIMITthe things that prevent someone from being free syn constraintsfetters of breaking the fetters of convention2 SCJchains that were put around a prisoner’s feet in past times
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fettersHe soon leaves for a tour of the Continent, with no specific destination, since genius despises fetters.His legs seemed lashed together like a great horse in fetters.Ordinary citizens are in political fetters, unable to control their own lives.Why should we drag about with us the fetters of the discredited thinking of the past?Then I felt freed, as if I were untying fetters.The man's clothing had been reduced to rags and he was loaded with fetters.
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