[ ri-strik-shuh-niz-uh m ]
/ rɪˈstrɪk ʃəˌnɪz əm /


a policy, especially by a national government or legislative body, of enacting restrictions on the amount of imported goods, immigration, etc.

Nearby words

  1. restriction fragment,
  2. restriction fragment length polymorphism,
  3. restriction play,
  4. restriction site,
  5. restriction-site polymorphism,
  6. restrictive,
  7. restrictive clause,
  8. restrictive covenant,
  9. restrictive practice,
  10. restrictively

Origin of restrictionism

First recorded in 1935–40; restriction + -ism

Related formsre·stric·tion·ist, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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