Simple Definition of restriction
: a law or rule that limits or controls something
: the act of limiting or controlling something
Examples of restriction in a sentence
Building in that area came with some restrictions.
They placed restrictions on smoking indoors.
They will lift export restrictions.
illegal restriction of free speech
Origin of restriction
Middle English restriccioun, from Anglo-French restriction, from Late Latin restriction-, restrictio, from Latin restringere
First Known Use: 15th century
RESTRICTION Defined for Kids
Definition of restriction for Students
1 : something (as a law or rule) that limits <There are restrictions on building.>
2 : an act of limiting : the condition of being limited
Medical Definition of restriction
: the breaking of double-stranded DNA into fragments by restriction enzymes <restriction sites>
Legal Definition of restriction
1 : something that restricts: as a : a regulation that restricts or restrains b : a limitation on the use or enjoyment of property or a facility
2a : an act of restricting b : the state of being restricted
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