- 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 RAE (Real Academia de la Lengua Española) is a body established in the eighteenth century to record and preserve the Spanish language. It is made up of académicos, who are normally well-known literary figures and/or academic experts on the Spanish language. The RAE publishes the Diccionario de la Real Academia Española, which is regarded as an authority on correct Spanish. Affiliated academies exist in Latin American countries.