Astriction As*tric"tion, n. [L. astrictio.] 1. The act of binding; restriction; also, obligation. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. (Med.) (a) A contraction of parts by applications; the action of an astringent substance on the animal economy. --Dunglison. (b) Constipation. --Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster]

3. Astringency. [Obs.] --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

4. (Scots Law) An obligation to have the grain growing on certain lands ground at a certain mill, the owner paying a toll. --Bell. [1913 Webster]

Note: The lands were said to be astricted to the mill. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • astriction — index constraint (restriction) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • astriction — 1560s, from L. astrictionem (nom. astrictio), noun of action from pp. stem of astringere (see ASTRINGENT (Cf. astringent)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • astriction — (a stri ksion) s. f. 1°   Terme de médecine. Action d une substance astringente. 2°   Terme de chirurgie. Action de serrer. L astriction d un fil mis autour d une artère. HISTORIQUE    XVIe s. •   Cest humeur est acide ou aigre, pour de son… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • astriction — əˈstrikshən noun ( s) Etymology: Medieval Latin astriction , astrictio restriction, obligation, from Latin, astringency, from astrictus (past participle of astringere) + ion , io ion 1. : the act of binding or the state of being bound :… …   Useful english dictionary

  • ASTRICTION — s. f. T. de Médec. Action d une matière astringente sur l économie animale …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • astriction — 1. Astringent action. 2. Compression to arrest hemorrhage. * * * astric·tion (ə strikґshən) [L. astringere to constrict] the action of an astringent …   Medical dictionary

  • astriction — n. restriction, limitation …   English contemporary dictionary

  • astriction — as·tric·tion …   English syllables

  • astriction — A servitude which astricts or binds a tenant, as where it binds him to have the corn raised upon the land to be ground at a certain mill …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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