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shackle

1 noun
     
Related topics: Jail and punishment
shack‧le1 [countable]
1

the shackles of something

literary the limits put on your freedom and happiness by something, especially a particular form of government - used to show disapproval:
They finally managed to throw off the shackles of communism.
2SCJ one of a pair of metal rings joined by a chain that are used for fastening together a prisoner's hands or feet, so that they cannot move easily or escape

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