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.

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