Definition of restraining order noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


restraining order

; NAmE
Types of punishment
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restraining order (against somebody) (especially North American English) an official order given by a judge which demands that something must or must not be done. A restraining order does not require a trial in court but only lasts for a limited period of time. compare injunction See related entries: Types of punishment
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: restraining order