restrictionist

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

restriction +‎ -ist

Noun[edit]

restrictionist (plural restrictionists)

  1. A supporter of placing restrictions on something
    • 2007 June 9, “A Failure of Leadership”, New York Times:
      The tragedy is that the compromise bill was written to bring these restrictionists along, with punitive, detestable provisions that many supporters of comprehensive reform agreed to endorse for the sake of a “grand bargain.”

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