Fetter

Definition of Fetter

Fet´ter   Pronunciation: fĕt´tẽr
n.1.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.
- Judg. xvi. 21.
2.Anything that confines or restrains; a restraint.
Passion's too fierce to be in fetters bound.
- Dryden.
v. t.1.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.
- Milton.
2.To restrain from motion; to impose restraints on; to confine; to enchain; as, fettered by obligations.
My conscience! thou art fettered
More than my shanks and wrists.
- Shak.

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