astrict

transitive verb as·trict \ əˈstrikt \

Definition of astrict

-ed/-ing/-s
1 :to bind up :confine, constrict; sometimes :constipate
2 :to bind by a moral or legal obligation :constrain, restrict, limit
  • trade unions were illegal and peasants were astricted to the soil

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Origin and Etymology of astrict

Latin astrictus, past participle of astringere to bind fast


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