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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free-for-all, open, public


closed, exclusive, off-limits, private, restricted

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Keuchel was expected to be signed soon after his free agency became unrestricted, and the Yankees and Braves emerged as favorites to sign the lefty. Michael Shapiro, SI.com, "Report: Dallas Keuchel Agrees to Terms With Atlanta Braves," 6 June 2019 Donors may designate a specific school or program to support or give unrestricted donations. Sarah Meehan, baltimoresun.com, "University of Maryland launches its largest fundraising campaign to date," 14 May 2018 Henry Thoreau’s belief that governmental dependence creates an affinity for the government is exactly what the progressives are counting on, as evidenced by their clamor for unrestricted immigration. WSJ, "Self-Reliance Is Very Un-PC But It Isn’t a Mental Illness," 19 Feb. 2019 In unrestricted mode, the Ranger will do 29 mph, which is certainly fast enough for thrills. Ezra Dyer, Popular Mechanics, "The Polaris Ranger 150 EFI Is Like a Truck for Kids," 13 Feb. 2019 But smaller, rural programs are less likely to have that kind of unrestricted money to plug the holes. Bryce Covert, Glamour, "“At What Point Do We Have to Start Shutting Down?” Domestic Violence Shelters Struggle to Survive the Government Shutdown," 14 Jan. 2019 A year ago, McCarron filed a grievance to say he was wrongly listed back then and should actually be unrestricted. Jim Owczarski, Cincinnati.com, "Bengals QB McCarron: 'I absolutely loved my time in Cincinnati'," 15 Feb. 2018 The risk of losing George in unrestricted free agency for nothing was too great a risk for Orlando to accept. Josh Robbins, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Magic Mailbag: What are the chances of Orlando acquiring Kawhi Leonard?," 27 June 2018 Businesses have grown more aggressive in their use of unrestricted subsidiaries, according to some analysts. Soma Biswas, WSJ, "The Case of the Disappearing Collateral," 15 Nov. 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of unrestricted

: not controlled or limited in any way : not restricted

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