Astrict

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Astrict Concise; contracted.
    • Astrict To bind up; to confine; to constrict; to contract. "The solid parts were to be relaxed or astricted ."
    • Astrict To bind; to constrain; to restrict; to limit. "The mind is astricted to certain necessary modes or forms of thought."
    • Astrict (Scots Law) To restrict the tenure of; as, to astrict lands. See Astriction, 4.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • astrict To bind fast; confine.
    • astrict In Scots law, to limit. See astriction, 3.
    • astrict To constrict; contract.
    • astrict To constrain; restrict.
    • astrict Formerly also adstrict.
    • astrict Brought into small compass; compendious; concise.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Astrict to bind, restrict
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. astrictus, p. p. of astringere,. See Astringe
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. astriction-em, astringĕre. See Astringent.

Usage

In literature:

Astriction to the soil was at once the foundation and the symbol of that serfdom.
"Pilgrimage from the Alps to the Tiber" by James Aitken Wylie
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