unrestricted

adjective
un·​re·​strict·​ed | \ ˌən-ri-ˈstrik-təd How to pronounce unrestricted (audio) \

Definition of unrestricted

: not having limits : not subject to restriction : not restricted unrestricted areas an unrestricted discussion

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Recent Examples on the Web Big speeds are easy to call up when the autobahn goes from the nominal 130-km/h (81 mph) speed limit to unrestricted. Tony Quiroga, Car and Driver, "Testing Porsche's New 911 in Germany," 15 Jan. 2020 Drivers must be 17 with six months of driving with a Level 2 license to qualify for an unrestricted Level 3 license. Meredith Spelbring, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan bill would ban drivers under 18 from using cellphone behind wheel," 9 Jan. 2020 Syrians do not have an automatic right to work in Jordan, although there are some unrestricted sectors. Lydia Wilson, The New York Review of Books, "Among Syria’s Exiles in Jordan," 8 Jan. 2020 The combined company is expected to have an equity market capitalization at closing of approximately $3.3 billion and more than $500 million of unrestricted cash on its balance sheet. Chris Isidore, CNN, "A couple from The Bachelor is under investigation for allegedly cheating to win $1 million fantasy sports prize," 6 Jan. 2020 In the early 1900s wild turkeys were almost eradicated from the United States, their dwindling numbers driven by unrestricted harvesting for meat and feathers. Laura Reiley, Anchorage Daily News, "Wild turkey menace: Angry birds are pecking cars, deflating kiddie pools and harassing the elderly," 24 Dec. 2019 The combined company will have more than $500 million of unrestricted cash, according to a statement Monday. Fortune, "DraftKings Goes Public in $3.3 Billion Deal," 23 Dec. 2019 Back in Germany, Kaiser Wilhelm II resumed unrestricted submarine warfare—a decision that spurred the United States to join the fight in April 1917—and engaged in acts of total war, including bombing raids against civilian targets. Meilan Solly, Smithsonian, "The True History Behind the ‘1917’ Movie," 20 Dec. 2019 But Bevin's rushed decisions on such weighty issues — often made without input from prosecutors and victims — has raised questions in Kentucky about a governor's virtually unrestricted power to pardon criminals. Joseph Gerth, The Courier-Journal, "Working weekends, late nights, Gov. Matt Bevin rushed to issue hundreds of pardons," 20 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of unrestricted

1750, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unrestricted was in 1750

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21 Jan 2020

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“Unrestricted.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unrestricted. Accessed 22 January 2020.

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unrestricted

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English Language Learners Definition of unrestricted

: not controlled or limited in any way : not restricted

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