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cōn-stringō strinxī, strictus, ere,

to bind, fetter, shackle, chain: hunc pro moecho, T.: (alqm) quadrupedem, i. e. hands and feet, T.: trahere constrictos curru, H.: Tu non constringendus (as insane)?: corpora vinculis: illum laqueis: constrictus cammarus ovo, i. e. sauced, Iu.—Fig., to bind, fetter, restrain: beluam legum catenis: coniurationem horum conscientiā: fidem religione: orbem terrarum legibus.—Of discourse, to condense, compress: (sententia) aptis constricta verbis.

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