As*tric"tion (#), n. [L. astrictio.]

1.

The act of binding; restriction; also, obligation.

Milton.

2. Med. (a)

A contraction of parts by applications; the action of an astringent substance on the animal economy.

Dunglison. (b)

Constipation.

Arbuthnot.

3.

Astringency.

[Obs.]

Bacon.

4. ScotsLaw

An obligation to have the grain growing on certain lands ground at a certain mill, the owner paying a toll.

Bell.

⇒ The lands were said to be astricted to the mill.

 

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