- bearing the classification restricted, usually the lowest level of classified information.
- limited to persons authorized to use information, documents, etc., so classified.Compare classification(def 5).
Definition for restricted (2 of 2)
verb (used with object)
Origin of restrict
Examples from the Web for restricted
Under the terms of probation, Ai is restricted from participating in any form of interviews.
This [Boko Haram] problem is restricted to three out of 36 states in the country.
Russia also restricted what is left of the independent press.
The bureaucratic system under President Yanukovych restricted most Western humanitarian programs for Ukraine, Bogomolets said.
Also, the Google Glass was designed for full use, not partial, restricted use.
A book must be good when one of either of these classes decides to place it among his restricted baggage.How to Form a Library, 2nd ed|H. B. Wheatley
This implied that his work was to be restricted to boys of fourteen and less in a town out of the way of dangerous tendencies.The White Terror and The Red|Abraham Cahan
"There's Ed Thatcher, too, if we're restricted to the Democratic camp," the minister was saying.A Hoosier Chronicle|Meredith Nicholson
These ten wells have all been drilled in a restricted area measuring about 300 meters each way.The History of Cuba, vol. 5|Willis Fletcher Johnson
Capromys is a genus which is remarkable on account of its restricted distribution.The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia|Frank Evers Beddard
British Dictionary definitions for restricted (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for restricted (2 of 2)
Word Origin for restrict
Word Origin and History for restricted (1 of 2)
"limited," 1830, past participle adjective from restrict; of documents, etc., "secret, not for public release" it is recorded from 1944. In U.S., restricted was a euphemism for "off-limits to Jews" (1947).
Manager: "I'm sorry, Mr. Marx, but we can't let you use the pool; this country club is restricted."
Groucho: "Well, my daughter's only half-Jewish; could she go in up to her knees?" [there are many versions and variations of this story, dating back to 1970s]