As·trict, a. Concise; contracted. [Obs.]
As·trict v. t. [imp. & p. p. Astricted; p. pr. & vb. n. Astricting.]
1. To bind up; to confine; to constrict; to contract.
The solid parts were to be relaxed or astricted. --Arbuthnot.
2. To bind; to constrain; to restrict; to limit. [R.]
The mind is astricted to certain necessary modes or forms of thought. --Sir W. Hamilton.
3. Scots Law To restrict the tenure of; as, to astrict lands. See Astriction, 4.