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Webster 1913 Edition


Astrict

As-trict′

,
Verb.
T.
[
imp. & p. p.
Astricted
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Astricting
.]
[L.
astrictus
, p. p. of
astringere
. See
Astringe
.]
1.
To bind up; to confine; to constrict; to contract.
The solid parts were to be relaxed or
astricted
.
Arbuthnot.
2.
To bind; to constrain; to restrict; to limit.
[R.]
The mind is
astricted
to certain necessary modes or forms of thought.
Sir W. Hamilton.
3.
(Scots Law)
To restrict the tenure of;
as, to
astrict
lands
. See
Astriction
, 4.
Burrill.

As-trict′

,
Adj.
Concise; contracted.
[Obs.]
Weever.

Webster 1828 Edition


Astrict

ASTRICT'

, v.t [L. astringo, astrictus. See Astringe.]
To bind fast, or compress. [Not much used.]

ASTRICT'

,
Adj.
Compendious; contracted.

Definition 2022


astrict

astrict

English

Verb

astrict (third-person singular simple present astricts, present participle astricting, simple past and past participle astricted)

  1. To bind, constrain, or restrict.
    • Arbuthnot
      The solid parts were to be relaxed or astricted.
    • Sir W. Hamilton
      The mind is astricted to certain necessary modes or forms of thought.
  2. To estop.
  3. (Scotland, law) To restrict the tenure of.
    to astrict lands

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