restricted

Have you ever seen a door labeled Restricted? If so, you probably know it means "Stay out." A restricted area can only be entered by certain people.

Anything labeled restricted is not public. Restricted things are private, and only certain people who are authorized can access or use those things. Anything restricted is subject to more rules. In sports, a restricted free agent has to worry about more rules than an unrestricted free agent. Something or someone restricted has to deal with restrictions, which are rules or laws that set limits.

Definitions of restricted
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adj subject to restriction or subjected to restriction

“of restricted importance”
Synonyms:
classified
official classification of information or documents; withheld from general circulation
confined
not free to move about
unfree
hampered and not free; not able to act at will
circumscribed, limited
subject to limits or subjected to limits
closed
not open to the general public
off-limits, out-of-bounds
barred to a designated group
Antonyms:
unrestricted
not subject to or subjected to restriction
free
able to act at will; not hampered; not under compulsion or restraint
all-weather
usable or operative or practiced in all kinds of weather
discretionary
(especially of funds) not earmarked; available for use as needed
open
accessible to all
open-plan
(of rooms or buildings) having large rooms with few dividing partitions
open-ended
without fixed limits or restrictions
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adj the lowest level of official classification for documents

Synonyms:
classified
official classification of information or documents; withheld from general circulation

adj restricted in meaning; (as e.g. `man' in `a tall man')

Synonyms:
qualified
modified
changed in form or character

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