un·re·strict·ed | \ ˌən-ri-ˈstrik-təd \

Definition of unrestricted 

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

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easygoing, flexible, lax, loose, relaxed, slack, unrestrained


hard, harsh, rigid, rigorous, severe, stern, strict

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The reduction included in next year’s budget would strip 24 percent of the unrestricted, discretionary state general fund money the agency receives. Melinda Deslatte, The Seattle Times, "Louisiana food stamp program threatened with shutdown," 9 June 2018 In a related deal, PetSmart transferred another 16% stake in Chewy.com to an unrestricted subsidiary, the people familiar with the matter said. Soma Biswas, WSJ, "PetSmart Spinning Off Stake in Chewy.com to Private-Equity Owner," 5 June 2018 If the Bucks had rescinded their qualifying offer, Parker would’ve been an unrestricted free agent, free to sign with any team. K.c. Johnson, chicagotribune.com, "Bulls working to sign restricted free agent Jabari Parker to offer sheet," 14 July 2018 Walker, who makes $12 million next season, will become an unrestricted free agent for the first time in his seven-season NBA career. Rick Bonnell, charlotteobserver, "Why All-Star Kemba Walker’s New York ties should worry Charlotte Hornets," 13 July 2018 That leverage increased when the Dallas Mavericks, Los Angeles Lakers and Phoenix Suns reached lucrative agreements with unrestricted free agents. Josh Robbins, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Aaron Gordon’s new Magic contract brought tears to his eyes," 10 July 2018 The Rockets also will be trying to bring back Luc Mbah a Moute, who is an unrestricted free agent after playing last season under a one-year, $2.1 million deal. Matt Young, Houston Chronicle, "Who are the best players still unsigned in NBA free agency?," 6 July 2018 In May the Legislature passed operating and capital budgets totaling roughly $4.7 billion to largely be paid with unrestricted General Fund revenue of about $2.3 billion and about $1.7 billion from the Earnings Reserve Account of the Permanent Fund. Author: Elwood Brehmer, Anchorage Daily News, "Despite slight production dip, Alaska oil revenue grows in FY18," 13 July 2018 The honor, which includes an unrestricted prize of $50,000, is the first of its kind celebrating improvised music. Peter Margasak, Chicago Reader, "Music / Post No Bills New $50,000 prize in improvised music gives its first awards to Joe McPhee and Susan Alcorn," 10 July 2018

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First Known Use of unrestricted

1750, in the meaning defined above

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