Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The act of binding; restriction; obligation.
  • n. A contraction of parts by applications; the action of an astringent substance.
  • n. constipation
  • n. astringency
  • n. An obligation to have the grain growing on certain lands ground at a certain mill, the owner paying a toll. (The lands were said to be astricted to the mill.)

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of binding; restriction; also, obligation.
  • n.
  • n. A contraction of parts by applications; the action of an astringent substance on the animal economy.
  • n. Constipation.
  • n. Astringency.
  • n. An obligation to have the grain growing on certain lands ground at a certain mill, the owner paying a toll.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Restriction; obligation.
  • n. In medicine: The act of binding close or compressing with ligatures. A contraction of parts by applications; the stopping of hemorrhages. Constipation.
  • n. 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.

Etymologies

Latin astrictio. (Wiktionary)

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