Restraining Order Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Restraining Order, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Restraining Order?

(n) Restraining order is the order issued to maintain status quo by prohibiting a party from doing any action or proposed action until further orders. For example a court issuing a restraining order prohibiting further development in a disputed property until the dispute is settled