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restricted

adjective uk   /rɪˈstrɪk.tɪd/ us  
C1 limited, especially by official rules, laws, etc.: Building in this area of town is restricted. Membership is restricted to (= it is only for) chief executive officers. Our view of the stage was restricted (= objects prevented us from seeing the whole stage). describes an area that you need official permission to enter because the police or the armed forces want to keep it secret, or because it is considered dangerous: Wellington Barracks is a restricted area and anyone who enters should have identification. describes a document that you need official permission to read because the government wants to keep it secret
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