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restriction

noun [C or U] uk   /rɪˈstrɪk.ʃən/ us  
C2 an official limit on something: import/export/currency restrictions speed/parking restrictions At the turn of the century, Congress imposed/placed a height restriction of 13 storeys on all buildings in Washington. The president urged other countries to lift the trade restrictions.Limiting and restrictingPreventing and impeding
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