astriction

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Astriction \As*tric"tion\, noun [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. (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.


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