Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

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judicial restraint judicial practice based on the belief that courts should not influence the creation of new policy or laws and that they should only interfere with the laws of the legislature when they are deemed clearly unconstitutional.
passive restraint an automatic system, as of inflatable air bags, to protect the driver and passengers in a motor vehicle during an accident.
restraint of trade restriction on the free flow of commercial goods, as by monopoly, price fixing, and other practices, in order to reduce competition.
self-restraint control over one's emotions, behavior, or desires; self-control.