Pronunciation: (strik'chur), [key]
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.
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