Meaning of ASTRICT in English

əˈstrikt transitive verb

( -ed/-ing/-s )

Etymology: Latin astrictus, past participle of astringere to bind fast

1. : to bind up : confine , constrict ; sometimes : constipate

2. : to bind by a moral or legal obligation : constrain , restrict , limit

trade unions were illegal and peasants were astricted to the soil

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