Definitions

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 contraction of parts by applications; the action of an astringent substance.
  • noun obsolete constipation
  • noun obsolete astringency
  • noun law, Scotland, historical 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.)

Etymologies

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Latin astrictio.

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