Origin of restrictive
Examples from the Web for restrictive
Missouri now has the most restrictive abortion laws in the country.Abortion in Missouri Is the Wait of a Lifetime
November 12, 2014
Will it be difficult to jump back into that restrictive form of writing?David Cronenberg: Why Frustrated Novelists Hate the Screenplay
October 13, 2014
At least 180 restrictive bills have been introduced in 41 states and some are still pending.Why We’ll Always Need a Civil Rights Movement
July 15, 2014
The state is required to use the least restrictive means to accomplish its goals.Anti-Free Speech Zones Used to Silence Pro-Lifers Could Come Back to Haunt Liberals
January 16, 2014
Across the world, women are held back from science careers by unsupportive teachers and restrictive biases.Geeking Out: Uganda’s Women are Creating the Next Generation of Girl Geeks
January 5, 2014
Undoubtedly these restrictive laws had their effect upon the temper of the people.The Siege of Boston
A restrictive clause is not separated by a comma from the noun.
The relative should be restrictive: 'that I was a witness of.'
But this is the restrictive or prohibitory system in its simplest form.Sophisms of the Protectionists
Nor can it be denied that, as a whole, this restrictive code was successful.The Political History of England - Vol XI
- restricting or tending to restrict
- grammar denoting a relative clause or phrase that restricts the number of possible referents of its antecedent. The relative clause in Americans who live in New York is restrictive; the relative clause in Americans, who are generally extrovert, is nonrestrictive
Word Origin and History for restrictive
early 15c., "serving to bind or draw together," from Middle French restrictif, from Late Latin restrictivus, from Latin restrict-, past participle stem of restringere (see restriction). Meaning "imposing restriction" is from 1570s. Related: Restrictively; restrictiveness.