1
[ adjective ] serving to restrict

Examples

"teenagers eager to escape restrictive home environments"

Used in print

(Dan McLachlan, Jr., "Communication Networks and...)

The monitoring is the highest and most restrictive of any organization in existence .

2
[ adjective ] (of tariff) protective of national interests by restricting imports

Used in print

(Public Papers of the Presidents of the U.S. D. D....)

As I have repeatedly stated , this provision is much more restrictive than the general law , popularly known_as the Buy American Act .

Related terms

protective

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