Simple Definition of restrictive
: limiting or controlling someone or something
grammar of a word or group of words : giving information about a person or thing that is needed to understand which person or thing is meant
Examples of restrictive in a sentence
In the sentence “The book that you ordered is out of print,” “that you ordered” is a restrictive clause.
First Known Use of restrictive
RESTRICTIVE Defined for Kids
Definition of restrictive for Students
: serving or likely to keep within bounds
Legal Definition of restrictive
1a : of or relating to restriction b : serving or tending to restrict
2 : prohibiting further negotiation
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