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English definition of “restrictive”

restrictive

adjective
 
 
/rɪˈstrɪktɪv/
limiting the freedom of someone or preventing something from growing or developing: restrictive laws/measures/policies Through introducing restrictive measures like anti-takeover legislation, corporate executives bolstered their own positions.restrictive conditions/effects/rules He wants to transfer to a personal pension plan, which has less restrictive conditions than an occupational plan.restrictive conditions/effects/rules He considers that French labour laws are far too restrictive.
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