As*trict" (#), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Astricted; p. pr. & vb. n. Astricting.] [L. astrictus, p. p. of astringere. See Astringe.]

1.

To bind up; to confine; to constrict; to contract.

The solid parts were to be relaxed or astricted. Arbuthnot.

2.

To bind; to constrain; to restrict; to limit.

[R.]

The mind is astricted to certain necessary modes or forms of thought. Sir W. Hamilton.

3. ScotsLaw

To restrict the tenure of; as, to astrict lands. See Astriction, 4.

Burrill.

 

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As*trict", a.

Concise; contracted.

[Obs.]

Weever.

 

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