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restraining order

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishrestraining orderreˈstraining ˌorder noun [countable]  an official legal document that prevents someone from doing something
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restraining orderNeither Sheffield, his attorney nor Phoenix police could confirm if a restraining order had been obtained.The chancery court issued a restraining order forbidding desegregation in September.An interim restraining order was placed on him and has been under appeal.A judge issued a temporary restraining order.His answer was that the restraining order probably protects other entrants.
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