Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary
An order from a court directing one person not to do something, such as make contact with another person, enter the family home, or remove a child from the state. Restraining orders are often issued in cases in which spousal abuse, stalking, or other immediate harm is feared. A restraining order is always temporary and is also commonly referred to as a temporary restraining order or TRO.
Definition provided by Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary.
August 19, 2010, 5:23 pm