to bind fast; constrain.
to bind morally or legally.
Historical Examples

astriction, as-trik′shun, n. a binding or contraction: restriction.
Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D) Various

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

(transitive) (archaic) to bind, confine, or constrict

1560s, from Latin astrictionem (nominative astrictio), noun of action from past participle stem of astringere (see astringent).

astriction as·tric·tion (ə-strĭk’shən)

Astringent action.

Compression to arrest hemorrhage.


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