From trammel (“fishing net; shackle”), from Old French tramail (“net for catching fishes”), from Late Latin tremaculum.
untrammeled (comparative more untrammeled, superlative most untrammeled)
- Not limited or restricted; unrestrained; limitless.
1907, Harold Bindloss, chapter 32, in The Dust of Conflict:
- 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 [..]
not limited, unrestricted, unrestrained