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Chains or shackles used to bind a person or animal
“They clapped Sir William into a narrow dungeon, with a heavy chain around his middle, and fetters on his wrists and ankles.”
Something that impedes the progress or movement of someone or something
“But it cannot, nor does it attempt to, impose fetters on the obligations of police authorities to pass information between each other.”
The act of enslaving or the state of being a slave
A linked pair of locking metal rings used for securing prisoners
“Trying to think clearly, he told Corrie to release the fetter around his right wrist.”
The act or process of preventing a thing from moving
Plural for something that encumbers progress or movement
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“The concepts through which we try to apprehend the impact of globalization on our lives may lead to an experience of globalization as a fetter on our ability to act effectively in the world.”
To physically restrain, especially with chains or manacles
“Rip the purple robes from his shoulders, and fetter him with chains that shall never be broken.”
To impede the work or progress of
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“I am appalled he would sanction the introduction of legislation such as this which, as Deputy Dukes said, will fetter the members of the House now and in the future.”
To join, fasten, or connect
To reject or block (a motion or proposal)
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