What is the term in Judaism for the "fence laws"? (rabbinical laws to guard against G-d's laws)?

For example the Muktzeh..

Distinguishing it from for example the 7 rabbinical mitzvot / mitzvot r'rabbanan..

Is it that the fence laws are things that are Issur D'Rabbanan, whereas any of the 7 are Mitzvot D'Rabbanan?

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    סייג לתורה, גזירות דרבנן, גדר דרבנן
    – kouty
    Commented Jan 5, 2021 at 19:28

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We normally refer to those as *gezeiros".

Take a look at this old discussion : What is the difference between a takana and a gezera?

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    Who's "we"? My first thought when I read the question was the word סייג.
    – Double AA
    Commented Jan 5, 2021 at 20:11

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