What does the word restrict mean?

Usage examples for restrict

  1. Do they restrict the general government or the state governments, or both? – Studies in Civics by James T. McCleary
  2. If Congress could not restrict slavery in the territories, how could its creature, a territorial legislature do so? – Abraham Lincoln and the Union A Chronicle of the Embattled North, Volume 29 In The Chronicles Of America Series by Nathaniel W. Stephenson