Adjective "restriction" definition and examples

(Restriction may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)



Definitions and examples


A limiting condition or measure, especially a legal one.
  1. 'In rural areas, women must contend with cultural and legal restrictions on health care.'
  2. 'One feature that is absent from current regulation is any general restriction on campaign expenditure.'
  3. 'There are no legal restrictions on who can marry except for marriages between close relatives.'
  4. 'He examines how campaigns work and what restrictions are placed on them by legislation and public opinion.'
  5. 'It also means that you can now apply for credit without the restrictions a bankruptcy order imposes.'
  6. 'A recent form of regulatory water-use restriction is the imposition of specific water-use technologies in building codes.'
  7. 'Prices are not guaranteed, but imports are constrained by levies and restrictions.'
  8. 'The movement's main thrust, however, was to seek legislative restriction of the liquor traffic.'
  9. 'No aquatic herbicide is currently approved for submerged weed control that does not place some restriction on the use of the treated water.'
  10. 'Often the speed restrictions in rural villages extend out into the countryside.'
  11. 'the restriction of local government power'
  12. 'This process of simplification and hybridization involves reduction of linguistic resources and restriction of use to such limited functions as trade.'
  13. 'Agreements which have as their object or effect the prevention, restriction or distortion of competition within the common market are prohibited.'

More definitions

1. something that restricts; a restrictive condition or regulation; limitation.

2. the act of restricting.

3. the state of being restricted.

More examples(as adjective)

"stays can be restriction."

"conditions can be restriction."


Late Middle English: from Old French, or from Latin restrictio(n-), from restringere ‘bind fast, confine’ (see restrict).