Meaning of enfetter in English:


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[with object] literary
  • Restrain (someone) as if with shackles.

    ‘his soul is so enfettered to her love’
    • ‘For before this I had no Lord, nor King; but I was enfettered by the power of Satan, condemned to death, and entangled in sin and blindness.’
    • ‘I hope that I may yet find the rare chances to forget that I am an old, tired man who was enfettered by too many obligations.’
    shackle, manacle, handcuff, clap in irons, put in chains, chain, chain up, bind, tie, tie up, tether, rope, hobble



/ɪnˈfɛtə/ /ɛnˈfɛtə/