re|stric´tive|ness

re|stric´tive|ness
re|stric|tive «rih STRIHK tihv», adjective, noun.
–adj.
restricting; limiting: »

Some laws are prohibitive; some are only restrictive.

–n.
a restrictive word or expression: »

In English, what thickens the confusion, is the indeterminate character of the restrictives, alone and only (Jeremy Bentham).

re|stric´tive|ly, adverb.
re|stric´tive|ness, noun.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • restrictiveness — re·stric·tive·ness …   English syllables

  • Re — Re; re·able; re·absorb; re·absorption; re·accept; re·access; re·accession; re·acclimatization; re·acclimatize; re·accommodate; re·accommodation; re·accounting; re·accredit; re·accreditation; re·acetylation; re·acknowledge; re·acquaint;… …   English syllables

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