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Definition of astriction (Meaning of astriction)
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Astriction As*tric"tion, n. [L. astrictio.]
	     1. The act of binding; restriction; also, obligation.
	        --Milton.
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	     2. (Med.)
	        (a) A contraction of parts by applications; the action of
	            an astringent substance on the animal economy.
	            --Dunglison.
	        (b) Constipation. --Arbuthnot.
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	     3. Astringency. [Obs.] --Bacon.
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	     4. (Scots Law) An obligation to have the grain growing on
	        certain lands ground at a certain mill, the owner paying a
	        toll. --Bell.
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	     Note: The lands were said to be astricted to the mill.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
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