Prestriction Pre*stric"tion, n. [L. praestrictio a binding fast, fr. praestringere. See {Pre-}, and {Stringent}.] Obstruction, dimness, or defect of sight. [Obs.] --Milton. [1913 Webster]

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  • prestriction — /pri strikˈshən/ (obsolete, rare) noun 1. Blindness 2. Blindfolding ORIGIN: L praestrictiō, ōnis, from praestringere to draw tight, bind, restrain, blind …   Useful english dictionary

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