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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Astriction (Med) A contraction of parts by applications; the action of an astringent substance on the animal economy.
    • Astriction (Scots Law) An obligation to have the grain growing on certain lands ground at a certain mill, the owner paying a toll.
    • Astriction Astringency.
    • Astriction (Med) Constipation.
    • Astriction The act of binding; restriction; also, obligation.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n astriction Restriction; obligation.
    • n astriction In medicine: The act of binding close or compressing with ligatures. A contraction of parts by applications; the stopping of hemorrhages. Constipation.
    • n astriction In Scots law, the obligation imposed by the servitude of thirlage, by which certain lands are restricted to the use of a particular mill for the grinding of grain. See thirlage. Formerly also adstriction.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Astriction as-trik′shun a binding or contraction: restriction
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. astrictio,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. astriction-em, astringĕre. See Astringent.


In literature:

Astriction to the soil was at once the foundation and the symbol of that serfdom.
"Pilgrimage from the Alps to the Tiber" by James Aitken Wylie