Student Thesaurus

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Entry Word: fetter
Function: noun
Text: 1 something that limits one's freedom of action or choice <a time-honored tradition is fine as long as it doesn't become a fetter that prevents us from trying something new> -- see RESTRICTION 1
2 something that makes movement or progress more difficult <claims that government regulations are unnecessary fetters that keep him from achieving his business goals> -- see ENCUMBRANCE
3 something that physically prevents free movement <considered a seat belt a pointless fetter--until one saved his life in an auto accident> -- see BOND 1