1. a chain or shackle placed on the feet.
2. Usually, fetters. anything that confines or restrains: Boredom puts fetters upon the imagination. verb (used with object)
3. to put fetters upon.
4. to confine; restrain.
"wrists can be fettered with watches."
"powers can be fettered by rules."
"people can be fettered in ways."
"people can be fettered by traditions."
"people can be fettered by settlements."
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