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English definition of “stricture”

stricture

noun [C] (LIMIT)    /ˈstrɪk.tʃər/ US  /-tʃɚ/ formal
a severe moral or physical limit: religious/financial strictures the Taliban's strictures on women's rights and educationRange and limits
(Definition of stricture noun (LIMIT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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