from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To bind, constrain, or restrict.
- v. To estop.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To bind up; to confine; to constrict; to contract.
- transitive v. To bind; to constrain; to restrict; to limit.
- transitive v. To restrict the tenure of. See Astriction, 4.
- adj. Concise; contracted.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To bind fast; confine.
- In Scots law, to limit. See astriction, 3.
- To constrict; contract.
- To constrain; restrict.
- Formerly also adstrict.
- Brought into small compass; compendious; concise.
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