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Definition of ring fence in English:

noun

1A fence completely enclosing a farm or piece of land.
1.1An effective or comprehensive barrier: he did not say when the merger would be completed or when the ring fence would be abolished

verb

(ring-fence) [with object] Back to top  
1Enclose (a piece of land) with a ring fence.
2British Guarantee that (funds allocated for a particular purpose) will not be spent on anything else: the government failed to ring-fence the money provided to schools

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