astrict(redirected from astrictively)
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to bind fast; constrain: The court will astrict the witness from making a public statement at this time.
Not to be confused with:
constrict – cause to contract or shrink; to draw in; compress; to slow the natural course of: Too many rules can constrict a child’s development.
(tr) archaic to bind, confine, or constrict
[C16: from Latin astrictus drawn closely together, from astringere to lighten, from stringere to bind]
Past participle: astricted