Definition of 'restrictive'
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In the absence of a restrictive covenant, there is no legal right to a view. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Therefore leasing was seen as a way to circumvent restrictive covenants. Principles of Corporate Finance (1991)The proceeds will help the company to secure cheaper and less restrictive bank facilities. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Wales have chosen not to be restrictive in their practices. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Already there are signs that business is unhappy with such a restrictive policy. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Our restrictive laws and permanently offended online crusaders would soon have it banned. The Sun (2015)There are two common ways of dealing with a restrictive covenant. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The reasons for the subsequently restrictive practice is difficult to understand. Refugees in the Age of Total War (1988)Employers are not free to construct restrictive covenants as they wish. Times, Sunday Times (2013)But it is really a restrictive practice dressed up as a health and safety issue. Times, Sunday Times (2007)But it is a nudge to relax what is a restrictive covenant. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Another problem with restrictive covenants is that they must be monitored and enforced. Financial Markets, Institutions and Money (1995)Mumbai is one of the fastest growing cities in the world but it is sprawling outwards because of restrictive planning laws. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Meanwhile, the affordability criteria used by lenders remains increasingly restrictive. Times, Sunday Times (2010)To denote that the clause is restrictive, there are no commas. Times, Sunday Times (2013)These are thought likely to be less restrictive than the proposals being considered by the Government. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The Sport mode is essentially full power with a slightly less restrictive safety net. The Sun (2010)But in theory, diversity meant something less restrictive. Postethnic America: Beyond Multiculturalism (1995)He also called for a shake-up of restrictive working practices. The Sun (2011)It would be both economically self-defeating and wrong if it were to become a signal for a much more restrictive immigration policy. Times, Sunday Times (2012)This approach could be at least as useful as tight restrictive clauses, according to Jamieson. Times, Sunday Times (2013)But with the injury becoming increasingly restrictive, the club's medical staff determined that he should wait no longer. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Given the very restrictive planning policy in Cambridge and the pressure on housing, prices are likely to keep going up. Times, Sunday Times (2006)
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British English: restrictive ADJECTIVE
Something that is restrictive prevents people from doing what they want to do, or from moving freely.
The state will adopt a more restrictive policy on arms sales.
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