re·​strict·​ed | \ ri-ˈstrik-təd How to pronounce restricted (audio) \

Definition of restricted

: subject or subjected to restriction: such as
a : not general : limited the decision had a restricted effect
b : available to the use of particular groups or specifically excluding others a restricted country club
c : not intended for general circulation or release a restricted document

Other Words from restricted

restrictedly adverb

Examples of restricted in a Sentence

He is on a severely restricted diet. You have entered a restricted area.
Recent Examples on the Web Oakland Athletics outfielder Ramón Laureano was reinstated from the restricted list Sunday after completing an 80-game suspension for a violation of Major League Baseball’s performance-enhancing drug policy. Matt Kawahara, San Francisco Chronicle, 8 May 2022 Before the game, Boston put RHPs Tanner Houck and Kutter Crawford on the restricted list. Ian Harrison, Hartford Courant, 25 Apr. 2022 The restricted list is for players who are not fully vaccinated and are not allowed to cross the border into Canada. Steve Gardner, USA TODAY, 19 Apr. 2022 Haseley was the team’s starter in center field on opening day before being placed on the restricted list on April 14. Lamond Pope,, 29 Mar. 2022 Robinson, who was added to the Diamondbacks’ 40-man roster in November, is on baseball’s restricted list. Nick Piecoro, The Arizona Republic, 21 Mar. 2022 Those players will be put on the restricted list and not be paid or receive service time for those games. Nathan Ruiz,, 14 Mar. 2022 If the label knows that an artist does not want to be included, that artist would likely be included on a restricted list in the license. Elizabeth Moody, The Hollywood Reporter, 2 Mar. 2022 Rogers made his first start since July 31 after a stint on the restricted list., 5 Sep. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of restricted

circa 1550, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of restricted was circa 1550

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14 May 2022

Cite this Entry

“Restricted.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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Legal Definition of restricted

: subject or subjected to restriction a restricted area restricted use

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