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addaword.gifdefinition of ringfence

verb
to cut off; to prevent from accessing
Over time, those tests or assumptions have, I think, ended up ringfencing some of the most vulnerable victims from criminal justice protection.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 02/07/2014 12:55:00
Definition of ringfence from the Open Dictionary – a public resource hosted by Macmillan English Dictionary Online

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