Also found in: Medical.
|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.