Meaning of RESTRICTION in English
/ rɪˈstrɪkʃn; NAmE / noun
[ C ] restriction (on sth) a rule or law that limits what you can do or what can happen :
import / speed / travel, etc. restrictions
to impose / place a restriction on sth
The government has agreed to lift restrictions on press freedom.
➡ note at limit
[ U ] the act of limiting or controlling sb/sth :
sports clothes that prevent any restriction of movement
[ C ] a thing that limits the amount of freedom you have :
the restrictions of a prison
late Middle English : from Old French , or from Latin restrictio(n-) , from restringere bind fast, confine, from re- back + stringere to tie, pull tight.
Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне. 2005