Stric"ture (?), n. [L. strictura a contraction, from stringere, strictum, to draw tight: cf. F. stricture. See Strict.]

1.

Strictness.

[Obs.]

A man of stricture and firm abstinence. Shak.

2.

A stroke; a glance; a touch.

[Obs.]

Sir M. Hale.

3.

A touch of adverse criticism; censure.

[I have] given myself the liberty of these strictures by way of reflection on all and every passage. Hammond.

4. Med.

A localized morbid contraction of any passage of the body. Cf. Organic stricture, and Spasmodic stricture, under Organic, and Spasmodic.

Arbuthnot.

 

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