astrict

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin astrictus, past participle of astringere. See astringe.

Verb[edit]

astrict (third-person singular simple present astricts, present participle astricting, simple past and past participle astricted)

  1. (transitive) To bind, constrain, or restrict.
    • Arbuthnot
      The solid parts were to be relaxed or astricted.
    • Sir W. Hamilton
      The mind is astricted to certain necessary modes or forms of thought.
  2. (transitive) To estop.
  3. (Scotland, law) To restrict the tenure of.
    to astrict lands

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