re|stric´tive|ly

re|stric´tive|ly
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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