- 2 (confine, restrict) [formal] limitar, restringir*More example sentences
- If one assigns to the authorities the power to imprison or even to kill people, one must restrict and clearly circumscribe this power.
- From the earliest days of the new state there were efforts to circumscribe local authority powers.
- The practice is severely circumscribed and tightly regulated.
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The Basque autonomous police force is called Ertzaintza. Its members, called ertzainas, wear a uniform of red sweaters and berets, and white jackets. Despite the Ertzaintza's wide range of responsibilities, the Guardia Civil and Policía Nacional still operate in the Basque Country.