obstriction

noun
plural -s

Definition of obstriction 

obsolete

: the condition of being obligated : obligation

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History and Etymology for obstriction

Late Latin obstriction-, obstrictio, from Latin obstrictus (past participle of obstringere to bind, obligate, from ob- to, over + stringere to draw tight, bind) + -ion-, -io -ion

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