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

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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.

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Less than two months before the crash, he was convicted of being a felon in possession of a restricted weapon and was sentenced to 22 days in jail and a year and a half of probation., "Six-time convicted felon lies, implicates brother, then gets assault rifle back from state police after crash," 9 July 2019 General manager Don Sweeney also continues to try to find common ground with restricted free agent defensemen Charlie McAvoy, 21, and Brandon Carlo, 22, both of whom are expected to earn significantly more than Heinen. Matt Porter,, "Salary arbitration date for Bruins, Danton Heinen set for Aug. 3," 9 July 2019 User adoption of mobile banking is increasing, but has been limited by restricted merchant acceptance: 2.7 million cards have been issued and 7.7 million transactions handled, representing 2% of Ghana’s GDP. Selin Ozyurt, Quartz Africa, "Ghana is now the fastest-growing mobile money market in Africa," 9 July 2019 The surviving three crew members apparently managed to initiate an emergency surfacing that was witnessed by Russian fishermen illegally fishing in restricted waters off the coast of the Kola Peninsula. Sean Gallagher, Ars Technica, "Russian spy sub crew prevented nuclear accident at cost of their lives," 8 July 2019 Mindful of how a change in eligibility would impact players who had relied on a less restricted system for eligibility, the WTA exempted players who would turn 14 in 1995 and who had contemplated turning pro. Michael Mccann,, "Coco Gauff and the Legality of the Teenager Professional Athlete," 3 July 2019 The ecommerce giant maintains a list of restricted product categories that ranges from weapons such as firearms, to booze and tobacco products, to pets, to kite strings for the niche sport of kite fighting. Louise Matsakis, WIRED, "Why You Still Can’t Buy Fireworks on Amazon," 1 July 2019 The extraordinary Truro Synagogue, one of the great architectural splendors of Newport, is a very short walk, though with restricted opening hours. Brian T. Allen, National Review, "Silver Sailing Cups Recall Gilded Age Glamour and Sexuality," 29 June 2019 The restricted lab is home to hundreds of pounds of moon rocks collected by Apollo astronauts close to a half-century ago. USA TODAY, "Moon rocks, Misty of Chincoteague, Haiku Stairs: News from around our 50 states," 28 June 2019

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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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English Language Learners Definition of restricted

: having a set limit
: having definite rules about what or who is allowed and not allowed
: allowing use or entry by only certain people



Legal Definition of restricted

: subject or subjected to restriction a restricted area restricted use

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