astriction

noun
as·​tric·​tion | \ əˈstrikshən\
plural -s

Definition of astriction

1 : the act of binding or the state of being bound : constriction, restriction
2 obsolete : astringency

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History and Etymology for astriction

Medieval Latin astriction-, astrictio restriction, obligation, from Latin, astringency, from astrictus (past participle of astringere) + -ion-, -io -ion

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