Translation of fetter in Spanish:


encadenar, v.

Pronunciation /ˈfɛtə//ˈfɛdər/

transitive verb


  • 1

    (prisoner/slave) encadenar
    (prisoner/slave) ponerle grillos a
    he felt fettered by convention se sentía prisionero de / coartado por los convencionalismos
    • Philosophers, however, were not fettered by such constraints.
    • For the corruption of weak choices results in a chain of habit being formed, which fetters the character and becomes second nature, flawed or ‘vitiated’ nature.
    • Mr Francis argued that it does because it fetters one of the important rights inherent in ownership, that of freedom of alienation.
    • How far can the government fetter its own future freedom of executive action by entering into a contract?
    • His companions were fettered and handcuffed, and were carried in a bullock cart to Delhi.
    • He has been, your Honour, conveyed back to the same strict custody, manacled and fettered.
    • Although unshackled from the 15 kg iron chains that fettered them for three years, they are yet to come to terms with their freedom.
    • Let loose for his first full 90 minutes this week, in a reserve match against Montrose, he says he was refusing to be fettered by any constraints.
    • Just a little woozy… sane enough, but of course, to spit out the entire chemistry of the substance that fettered us with its silken strands.
    • A moment more and I had fettered him to the granite.
    • Women throughout the developed world, she adds, are in revolt ‘against a domestic role they believe fetters their personal freedom’.
    • The principle thus given is of great importance and ought not, in my opinion, to be unduly fettered or restricted.
    • We certainly listened very closely to the advice provided by officials, weighed up the issues, and basically came down to the basis that we must not unduly fetter or hamstring the commission itself.
    • Future work will not be fettered by previous constraints.
    • The benign prerogative of mercy reposed cannot be fettered by any legislative restrictions.
    • Licensing, legal threats and intimidation directed at journalists all fetter press freedom.
    • Yes, it means having a nationality, and more often than not, a religion, and so on; all of these things which really fetter us I think.
    • Whereas wrong desires restrict and fetter, right desires enhance and liberate.
    • A contract which unlawfully fetters the discretion of a purchaser is ultra vires and invalid.
    • It is important to avoid unduly fettering the power to amend the provisions of the scheme, thereby preventing the parties from making those changes which may be required by the exigencies of commercial life.
    • She followed obediently, moving in ridiculously small steps because her ankles were fettered to her waist.
    • If the freed slave was not fettered by this social contract (self-disciplined productive laborer and consumer), she was criminal.
    • I am appalled he would sanction the introduction of legislation such as this which, as Deputy Dukes said, will fetter the members of the House now and in the future.