Definition Of fetter
a chain or manacle used to restrain a prisoner, typically placed around the ankles.
he lay bound with fetters of iron
restrain with chains or manacles, typically around the ankles.
a ragged and fettered prisoner
Example Of fetter
A contract which unlawfully fetters the discretion of a purchaser is ultra vires and invalid.
A moment more and I had fettered him to the granite.
And they… put out the eyes of Zedekiah, and bound him with fetters of bronze, and carried him to Babylon.
And you will see the criminals that Day bound together in fetters .
As for public policy, I accept that there is an important public interest in discouraging restraints on trade, and maintaining free and open competition unencumbered by the fetters of restrictive covenants.