Meaning of “restraining order” in the English Dictionary

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"restraining order" in British English

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restraining ordernoun [ C ]

uk /rɪˈstreɪ.nɪŋ ˌɔː.dər/ us /rɪˈstreɪ.nɪŋ ˌɔːr.dɚ/ specialized

a written instruction made by a court that forbids (= does not allow) a particular action until a judge has made a decision about the matter:

(Definition of “restraining order” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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