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stricture

noun [C] uk   /ˈstrɪk.tʃər/ us    /-tʃɚ/ formal

stricture noun [C] (CRITICISM)

a statement of severe criticism or disapproval: The strictures of the United Nations have failed to have any effect on the warring factions.

stricture noun [C] (LIMIT)

a severe moral or physical limit: religious/financial strictures the Taliban's strictures on women's rights and education
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