astrict

transitive verb as·trict \əˈstrikt\

Definition of astrict

-ed/-ing/-s

  1. 1 :  to bind up :  confine, constrict; sometimes :  constipate

  2. 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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