Definition of Restrictive

1. Adjective. Serving to restrict. "Teenagers eager to escape restrictive home environments"




2. Adjective. (of tariff) protective of national interests by restricting imports.
Similar to: Protective
Derivative terms: Restrict

Definition of Restrictive

1. a. Serving or tending to restrict; limiting; as, a restrictive particle; restrictive laws of trade.

Definition of Restrictive

1. Adjective. Confining, limiting, containing with in defined bounds. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Restrictive

1. [n -S]

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Literary usage of Restrictive

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1. Site Planning for Solar Access: A Guidebook for Residential Developers and by Duncan Erley, Martin Jaffe (1997)
"Private agreements suitable for solar access protection include restrictive covenants and easements. Both types of agreements are familiar to developers and ..."

2. The Law of Contracts by Samuel Williston, Clarence Martin Lewis (1920)
"An indorsement is restrictive, which either,— (1) Prohibits the further negotiation of the ... An indorsement for collection is restrictive and makes the ..."

3. The Law of Negotiable Instruments: Including Promissory Notes, Bills of by James Matlock Ogden (1922)
"restrictive indorsement. A restrictive indorsement is one so worded that it may restrict the further negotiability of the instrument; and it is then called ..."

4. A Treatise of the Law of Bills of Exchange, Promissory Notes, Bank-notes and by Sir John Barnard Byles, George Sharswood (1883)
"The trust may be expressed on the bill itself by a restrictive indorsement or a restrictive direction appended to the payee's name, so that, ..."

5. Business Law: A Working Manual of Every-day Law by Thomas Conyngton (1920)
"Blank or Special Indorsement § 33-—An indorsement may be either special or in blank; and it may also be either restrictive or qualified, or conditional. ..."

6. Business Law: A Working Manual of Every-day Law by Thomas Conyngton (1920)
"An indorsement may be either special or in blank; and it may also be either restrictive or qualified, or conditional. § 34.—A special indorsement specifies ..."

7. The Century Handbook of Writing by Garland Greever, Easley Stephen Jones (1918)
"restrictive clauses should not be set off by commas; non-restrictive clauses ... (A restrictive clause is one inseparably connected with the noun or pronoun ..."

8. The Century Handbook of Writing by Garland Greever, Easley Stephen Jones (1922)
"restrictive clauses should not be set off by commas; non-restrictive clauses ... A non-restrictive clause is less vitally connected with the noun or pronoun ..."

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