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- n. An order issued by a court of law or other legal authority for a specified timeframe forbidding the restrained party from contacting and close proximity to the protected party and other restrictions, usually banning the possession of arms.
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“If I could go back in time right now to that Saturday last December, I’d go straight into Tim Williamson’s laboratory and smash that machine into smithereens and put a restraining order on anyone who even expressed an interest in antigravity—”
"I've already begun drafting a restraining order keeping him a thousand yards from any of-us.
Nora took that question—and the skeptical look that accompanied it—to mean that Karin Bledsoe had run her name through the computer and come up with the restraining order Peter had filed against her four years ago.