from The Century Dictionary.

  • To bind fast; confine.
  • In Scots law, to limit. See astriction, 3.
  • To constrict; contract.
  • To constrain; restrict.
  • Formerly also adstrict.
  • Brought into small compass; compendious; concise.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective obsolete Concise; contracted.
  • transitive verb To bind up; to confine; to constrict; to contract.
  • transitive verb rare To bind; to constrain; to restrict; to limit.
  • transitive verb (Scots Law) To restrict the tenure of. See Astriction, 4.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To bind, constrain, or restrict.
  • verb To estop.


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