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rēstringo , inxi, ictum, 3, v. a.
I. To draw back tightly; to bind back, bind fast, tighten, etc. (in the verb. finit. not anteAug., but in the P. a. class.; syn. religo).
B. Trop., to restrain, confine, restrict, check, etc. (syn. retineo): “homines ad custodiam pecuniae,Plin. Ep. 1, 8, 9: “liberalitatem,Sen. Ben. 1, 4: “sumptus candidatorum ambitūs lege,Plin. Ep. 6, 19, 4: “delicias frugalitate,id. ib. 5, 19 fin.: “animum maestitiā,Tac. A. 16, 16: “morsus phalangiorum,Plin. 24, 16, 97, § 154 (Jahn, restinguit): “praecipitationem nimbi,App. Mund. p. 61, 21.—
II. To draw back, unfasten, unclose, open (rare): “dentes restringere,to show the teeth, Plaut. Capt. 3, 1, 26.— “Of dogs: rabie restrictā minari,Lucr. 5, 1065: “restrictis forte si labellis riseris, App. poët. Mag. p. 277: restrictis labris,Quint. Decl. 12, 27. — Hence, rēstrictus , a, um, P. a. (acc. to I.), bound fast, bound up, tight, close.
A. Lit.: “togis neque restrictis neque fusis,Suet. Aug. 73: “alvus,” i. e. costive, Ser. Samm. 28, 519.— Comp.. restrictiores digiti (pedum), i. e. shorter, Suet. Dom. 18.—
B. Trop.
1. Close, niggardly, stingy (cf.: “parcus, tenax): in aliquo esse restrictus,Cic. Off. 2, 18, 62; id. Att. 10, 11, 2; id. Planc. 22, 54.— Comp., Cic. Fam. 3, 8, 8.—
3. Strict, stern, rigorous, severe, stringent: “summum imperium non restrictum nec perseverum volunt,Tac. A. 15, 48.—Comp.: “judicatio,App. Flor. p. 364, 39.— Sup.: restrictissimis regulis, Cod. 1, 17 (2), 10.— Adv.: rēstrictē .
a. Closely, sparingly: “facere (with parce),Cic. Fin. 2, 13, 42: “vivere,Nazar. Pan. Constant. 15. — Comp.: “restrictius uti rebus praetereuntibus,Aug. Doctr. Chr. 3, 12.— Sup.: “restrictissime facere (opp. plenissime),Plin. Ep. 5, 8, 13.—
b. Strictly, exactly, precisely: “cetera non tam restricte praefinio,Cic. Leg. 2, 18, 45: “restricte tenent illud nomen (sapientium),id. Rep. 3, 4, 7: “observare, ne plus reddat quam acceperit,id. Lael. 16, 58. — Sup. of the adj. prob. not found.
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