transitive verb

: to bind up : confine, constrict
sometimes : constipate
: to bind by a moral or legal obligation : constrain, restrict, limit
trade unions were illegal and peasants were astricted to the soil

Word History


Latin astrictus, past participle of astringere to bind fast

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“Astrict.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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