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 Two days before Kenyan Drake would have become an unrestricted free agent, the Arizona Cardinals used their transition tag on the former Alabama running back last year. Mark Inabinett | Minabinett@al.com, al, "Will Kenyan Drake make it to free agency this year?," 24 Feb. 2021 Peterson, who turns 31 in July, is set to become an unrestricted free agent next month after playing out the final year of his five-year, $70 million contract extension. Bob Mcmanaman, The Arizona Republic, "Cardinals' Bidwill: No news yet on Larry Fitzgerald, but team wants Patrick Peterson back," 19 Feb. 2021 But Williams is scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent after a debut season with the 49ers that netted his eighth Pro Bowl honor. Eric Branch, San Francisco Chronicle, "49ers know the steps they must take to return to Super Bowl, but can they pull it off?," 8 Feb. 2021 In both Canada and the U.K., unrestricted retirement accounts actually induce people to save more, with lower-income and younger workers the most likely to take advantage of such opportunities. WSJ, "Should 401(k) Withdrawals Be Easier?," 6 Feb. 2021 Each participating artist in Creatives in Place received an unrestricted $10,000 grant. Iris M. Crawford, San Francisco Chronicle, "Creatives in Place asks: What do artists need to survive and thrive in the Bay Area?," 1 Feb. 2021 The end of decades of unrestricted movement across the 27 countries in the EU means red tape and shrinking margins that could cause lasting damage to artists' careers and the concert business on both sides of the English Channel. Richard Smirke, Billboard, "The Brexit Effect on European Concerts: 'Nobody Wins From the Current Situation'," 29 Jan. 2021 Donations to the campaign, administered by The Oregonian/OregonLive’s charitable arm, Oregonian Public Benefits Inc., will be divided among the nonprofits as unrestricted grants. The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, "What it’s meant to local nonprofits to be part of the 2020 Season of Sharing campaign," 25 Dec. 2020 Taylor, who followed Lynn to the Chargers, will be an unrestricted free agent in March and is a candidate to replace Stafford as Lions' starting quarterback. Dave Birkett, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Lions bring back OL coach Hank Fraley, reportedly interested in adding Duce Staley," 25 Jan. 2021

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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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28 Feb 2021

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“Unrestricted.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unrestricted. Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of unrestricted

: not controlled or limited in any way : not restricted

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