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Definition of Astriction

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restriction, limitation
Astriction Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
The act of binding; restriction; also, obligation.
  
(n.)
Constipation.
  
(n.)
Astringency.
  
(n.)
An obligation to have the grain growing on certain lands ground at a certain mill, the owner paying a toll.
  
(n.)
A contraction of parts by applications; the action of an astringent substance on the animal economy.
  
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astriction
\as*tric"tion\ (&?;), n. [l. astrictio.]
1. the act of binding; restriction; also, obligation.
2. (med.) (a) a contraction of parts by applications; the action of an astringent substance on the animal economy. (b) constipation.
3. astringency. [obs.]
4. (scots law) an obligation to have the grain growing on certain lands ground at a certain mill, the owner paying a toll. --bell.
note: the lands were said to be astricted to the mill.