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
  1. adjective
    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
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    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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  2. adjective
    the lowest level of official classification for documents
    Synonyms:
    classified
    official classification of information or documents; withheld from general circulation
  3. adjective
    restricted in meaning; (as e.g. `man' in `a tall man')
    synonyms: qualified
    modified
    changed in form or character
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