Synonyms for restrictive

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Undoubtedly these restrictive laws had their effect upon the temper of the people.

A restrictive clause is not separated by a comma from the noun.

The relative should be restrictive: 'that I was a witness of.'

But this is the restrictive or prohibitory system in its simplest form.

Nor can it be denied that, as a whole, this restrictive code was successful.

The commander's safeguard is that he has not been too restrictive or specific.

Gambling was also the subject of restrictive legislation which failed of its design.

A clause introduced by that is usually a restrictive clause.

In Nos. 14 and 14-2 the meaning is not complete without the restrictive words.

The adjective group of words following books is restrictive.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., "serving to bind or draw together," from Middle French restrictif, from Late Latin restrictivus, from Latin restrict-, past participle stem of restringere (see restriction). Meaning "imposing restriction" is from 1570s. Related: Restrictively; restrictiveness.

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