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Meaning of ASTRICTION

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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. (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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