Definition of enfetter in English:



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

    ‘his soul is so enfettered to her love’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    shackle, manacle, handcuff, clap in irons, put in chains, chain, chain up, bind, tie, tie up, tether, rope, hobble
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