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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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]

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