Origin of restriction
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Examples from the Web for restriction
The restriction came as a shock to Jarrar, who frequently travels to his many international exhibitions.
The restriction on the use of hands (decried by some soccer-objectors, including myself until we beat Ghana) is sensible.Up To a Point: Oops, I Enjoyed Soccer
P. J. O’Rourke
July 13, 2014
The hardest condition to live with for Bartiromo was the Internet restriction.He Bullies Kids and Calls It News
June 26, 2014
Indeed, it highlights that such a restriction should not exist at all.Sex Workers Deserve Health Care, Too
May 20, 2014
One would think it would take added effort, not less, to make the avatars “see” sex as restriction, instead of identity.The Video Game Industry Is Too White, Straight, and Male for Its Own Good
May 12, 2014
The only restriction in the supplement was, that they should not be sold below par.
If at any time she should recognise that a restriction was unnecessary, she would reject it.The Soul of a People
Though I was yet a mere child my father did not place any restriction on my wanderings.My Reminiscences
The copyright was granted "to authors," without any restriction as to nationality.International Copyright
George Haven Putnam
This restriction was removed by act of the Legislature, dated February 2, 1867.
- something that restricts; a restrictive measure, law, etc
- the act of restricting or the state of being restricted
- logic maths a condition that imposes a constraint on the possible values of a variable or on the domain of arguments of a function
Word Origin and History for restriction
early 15c., "that which restricts," from Middle French restriction (14c.) and directly from Late Latin restrictionem (nominative restrictio) "limitation," noun of action from past participle stem of Latin restringere "restrict, bind fast, restrain," from re- "back" (see re-) + stringere "draw tight" (see strain (v.)). Meaning "act of restricting" is from 1620s.