Origin of restrictive
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A Daily Mail writer, wearing a facsimile of the dress, said it was sculpted to her body, but not restrictively so.Happy 20th Birthday, Liz Hurley’s Safety-Pin Dress
December 12, 2014
- 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
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.