verb (used with object)
to bind fast; constrain.
to bind morally or legally.
Origin of astrict
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(tr) archaic to bind, confine, or constrict
Word Origin for astrict
C16: from Latin astrictus drawn closely together, from astringere to lighten, from stringere to bind
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