restraining order

Definition of "restraining order"
  1. A temporary court order commanding a person not to perform specific acts, like making contact with another person or removing a child from a certain area; usually related to cases of potential immediate danger such as spousal abuse or stalking
How to use "restraining order" in a sentence
  1. The judge issued a restraining order forbidding her ex-husband from coming near her.
  2. Because of the escalating threats, he sought a restraining order against his former business partner.
  3. Fearing for the safety of her child, she applied for a restraining order limiting her estranged spouse's access.

Provide Feedback
Browse Our Legal Dictionary
# A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z