stricture


stricture
strictured, adj.
/strik"cheuhr/, n.
1. a remark or comment, esp. an adverse criticism: The reviewer made several strictures upon the author's style.
2. an abnormal contraction of any passage or duct of the body.
3. a restriction.
4. Archaic. the act of enclosing or binding tightly.
5. Obs. strictness.
[1350-1400; ME < LL strictura tightening, equiv. to L strict(us) (see STRICT) + -ura -URE]

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Universalium. 2010.

Synonyms:
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