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From trammel (fishing net; shackle), from Old French tramail (net for catching fishes), from Late Latin tremaculum.


untrammeled (comparative more untrammeled, superlative most untrammeled)

  1. Not limited or restricted; unrestrained; limitless.
    • 1907, Harold Bindloss, chapter 32, in The Dust of Conflict[1]:
      The vivid, untrammeled life appealed to him, and for a time he had found delight in it; but he was wise and knew that once peace was established there would be no room in Cuba for the Sin Verguenza.
    • 1998, Cass R. Sunstein, Legal Reasoning and Political Conflict, page 21
      A system of untrammeled discretion exists when there are no limits on what officials may consider in reaching a decision [..]