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Fetter vs. Manacle

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Fetternoun

A chain or similar object used to bind a person or animal – often by its legs (usually in plural).

Manaclenoun

A shackle, consisting of a pair of joined rings, to restrict the free movement of the hands or feet.

Fetternoun

(figurative) Anything that restricts or restrains.

Manaclenoun

Any similar device such as a fetter or handcuffs.

Fetterverb

(transitive) To shackle or bind up with fetters.

Manacleverb

To confine with manacles.

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Fetterverb

(transitive) To restrain or impede; to hamper.

Manaclenoun

A handcuff; a shackle for the hand or wrist; - usually in the plural.

‘Doctrine unto fools is as fetters on the feet, and like manacles on the right hand.’;

Fetternoun

A chain or shackle for the feet; a chain by which an animal is confined by the foot, either made fast or disabled from free and rapid motion; a bond; a shackle.

‘[They] bound him with fetters of brass.’;

Manacleverb

To put handcuffs or other fastening upon, for confining the hands; to shackle; to confine; to restrain from the use of the limbs or natural powers.

‘Is it thus you use this monarch, to manacle and shackle him hand and foot ?’;

Fetternoun

Anything that confines or restrains; a restraint.

‘Passion's too fierce to be in fetters bound.’;

Manaclenoun

shackle that consists of a metal loop that can be locked around the wrist; usually used in pairs

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Fetterverb

To put fetters upon; to shackle or confine the feet of with a chain; to bind.

‘My heels are fettered, but my fist is free.’;

Manacleverb

confine or restrain with or as if with manacles or handcuffs;

‘The police handcuffed the suspect at the scene of the crime’;

Fetterverb

To restrain from motion; to impose restraints on; to confine; to enchain; as, fettered by obligations.

‘My conscience! thou art fetteredMore than my shanks and wrists.’;

Fetternoun

a shackle for the ankles or feet

Fetterverb

restrain with fetters

Fetternoun

a chain or manacle used to restrain a prisoner, typically placed around the ankles

‘he lay bound with fetters of iron’;

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Fetternoun

a restraint or check on someone's freedom to act

‘the fetters of convention’;

Fetterverb

restrain with chains or manacles, typically around the ankles

‘the Supervisor tossed a key to the old slave to unlock the chain that fettered the prisoners together’;

Fetterverb

confine or restrict (someone)

‘he was not fettered by tradition’;

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