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Astriction Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Astriction \As*tric"tion\, n. [L. astrictio.]
  1. The act of binding; restriction; also, obligation. --Milton.
  2. (Med.) (a) A contraction of parts by applications; the action of an astringent substance on the animal economy. --Dunglison. (b) Constipation. --Arbuthnot.
  3. Astringency. [Obs.] --Bacon.
  4. (Scots Law) An obligation to have the grain growing on certain lands ground at a certain mill, the owner paying a toll. --Bell. Note: The lands were said to be astricted to the mill.
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