re·strict vt
1: to subject to bounds or limits
restrict the height of buildings
restrict visitation rights
2: to place under restrictions as to use or distribution
restrict ed the land to recreational use

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I verb astrict, bar, bind, bound, bridle, cage, censor, chain, check, circumscribe, circumscribere, cloister, coercere, confine, constrain, control, coop, cramp, curb, debar, define, delimit, delimitate, demarcate, diminish, disallow, enchain, encumber, entrammel, exclude, fetter, forbid, frustrate, hamper, handcuff, handicap, hedge in, hem in, hobble, hold back, immure, inhibit, interdict, keep within limits, limit, localize, manacle, modify, muzzle, narrow, obstruct, pen, pin down, pinion, preclude, prevent, prohibit, proscribe, put under restraint, qualify, reduce, repress, restrain, restringe, secure, shackle, shut out, specialize, stifle, stop, suppress, taboo, tether, tie up, trammel, veto, wall in associated concepts: restricted allotment, restricted assets II index abridge (divest), bar (exclude), block, border (bound), capture, censor, check (restrain), clog, compel, condemn (ban), confine, constrain (imprison), constrain (restrain), constrict (inhibit), contain (restrain), control (restrain), debar, detain (restrain), deter, disadvantage, discipline (control), disfranchise, disqualify, enclose, enjoin, estop, exclude, fetter, forbid, halt, hamper, hinder, impede, inhibit, interdict, jail, keep (restrain), limit, lock, modify (moderate), occlude, preclude, prevent, prohibit, proscribe (prohibit), qualify (condition), repress, restrain, specialize, toll (stop), trammel, withhold

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

To limit, confine, or control; to limit freedom of motion or action.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


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