from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Restriction; obligation.
- noun In medicine: The act of binding close or compressing with ligatures. A contraction of parts by applications; the stopping of hemorrhages. Constipation.
- noun In Scots law, the obligation imposed by the servitude of thirlage, by which certain lands are restricted to the use of a particular mill for the grinding of grain. See
thirlage. Formerly also adstriction.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun The act of binding; restriction; also, obligation.
- noun A contraction of parts by applications; the action of an astringent substance on the animal economy.
- noun Constipation.
- noun obsolete Astringency.
- noun (Scots Law) An obligation to have the grain growing on certain lands ground at a certain mill, the owner paying a toll.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun The act of
binding; restriction; obligation.
- noun medicine A
contractionof parts by applications; the action of an astringentsubstance.
- noun obsolete
- noun obsolete
- noun law, Scotland, historical An
obligationto have the graingrowing on certain lands groundat a certain mill, the owner paying a toll. (The lands were said to be astricted to the mill.)
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From which doctrine I gather, that the Author of _Marchena_, was in an errour, who, writing of _Chocolate_, saith that it causeth Opilations, because _Cacao_ is astringent; as if that astriction were not corrected, by the intimate mixing of one part with another, by meanes of the grinding, as is said before.
Chocolate: or, An Indian Drinke By the wise and Moderate use whereof, Health is preserved, Sicknesse Diverted, and Cured, especially the Plague of the Guts; vulgarly called The New Disease ; Fluxes, Consumptions, & Coughs of the Lungs, with sundry other desperate Diseases. By it also, Conception is Caused, the Birth Hastened and facilitated, Beauty Gain'd and continued.
Besides all this, it comforteth the stomacke by the astriction it hath from other minerals, especially iron, so that (without doubt) of a thousand, who shall use it discreetly and with good advice (their bodies first being well and orderly prepared by some learned and skilfull