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n.1.The act of binding; restriction; also, obligation.
2.(Med.) A contraction of parts by applications; the action of an astringent substance on the animal economy.
4.(Scots Law) An obligation to have the grain growing on certain lands ground at a certain mill, the owner paying a toll.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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