access control

noun

: a condition in which the common-law rights of property owners and others to access, light, air, or view in connection with a public road are controlled by public authority by means of physical construction, legal restrictions, toll requirements, or other limitations

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1961, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of access control was circa 1961

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“Access control.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/access%20control. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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