astrict

[uh-strikt]
verb (used with object)
1.
to bind fast; constrain.
2.
to bind morally or legally.

Origin:
1505–15; < Latin astrīctus drawn together, bound, tightened (past participle of astringere), equivalent to a- a-5 + strig- (variant stem of stringere to draw) + -tus past participle suffix. See astringe

astriction, noun
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astrict (əˈstrɪkt)
 
vb
archaic (tr) to bind, confine, or constrict
 
[C16: from Latin astrictus drawn closely together, from astringere to lighten, from stringere to bind]
 
as'triction
 
n
 
as'trictive
 
adj
 
as'trictively
 
adv

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By contrast, on merchant and naval vessels, there was astrict hierarchical ord er and pitifully low wages.
They merit our attention and consideration meet astrict scientific standard of program effectiveness.
It is intended as a guidance book and not astrict interpretation of state laws ora replacement for current regulations.
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