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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Astrict  \As*trict"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Astricted};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Astricting}.]  [L.  astrictus  p.  p.  of  astringere.  See 
  1.  To  bind  up  to  confine;  to  constrict;  to  contract. 
  The  solid  parts  were  to  be  relaxed  or  astricted. 
  2.  To  bind;  to  constrain;  to  restrict;  to  limit.  [R.] 
  The  mind  is  astricted  to  certain  necessary  modes  or 
  forms  of  thought.  --Sir  W. 
  3.  (Scots  Law)  To  restrict  the  tenure  of  as  to  astrict 
  lands.  See  {Astriction},  4.  --Burrill.