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