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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). A restricted area is one 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. A restricted document is one that you need official permission to read because the government wants to keep it secret.
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