Confines meaning

kŏn'fīnz'
The limits of a space or area; the borders.

Within the confines of one county.

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Restraining elements.

Wanted to escape the confines of corporate politics.

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Purview; scope.

A theory that is well within the confines of science.

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Origin of confines

  • Old French confins boundaries from Latin cōnfīnia pl. of cōnfīnium boundary from cōnfīnis adjoining com- com- fīnis border
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition