confines


confines
UK [ˈkɒnfaɪnz] / US [ˈkɑnˌfaɪnz] noun [plural]
1) the borders or edges of a place

They spent most of their time within the confines of the school.

2) the limits of something such as an activity or way of life

You can't really discuss politics within the confines of a novel.


English dictionary. 2014.

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