(?), n. [L. strictura a contraction, from stringere, strictum, to draw tight: cf. F. stricture. See Strict.] 1. Strictness. [Obs.]
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A man of stricture and firm abstinence.
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2. A stroke; a glance; a touch. [Obs.] Sir M. Hale.
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3. A touch of adverse criticism; censure.
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[I have] given myself the liberty of these strictures by way of reflection on all and every passage.
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4. (Med.) A localized morbid contraction of any passage of the body. Cf. Organic stricture, and Spasmodic stricture, under Organic, and Spasmodic. Arbuthnot.
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