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Lewis : restringo

restringo, rēstringo, inxi, ictum, 3, v. a. 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). Lit.: laevam, Quint. 11, 3, 131: restrictis ad terga manibus, Plin. 35, 10, 36, § 93: manus, Petr. 73, 4: lacertos, Hor. C. 3, 5, 35; cf.: restringitur vinculis, Tac. A. 14, 64; and: si manus manicis restringantur, App. Flor. 17, p. 357, 29; cf. also: Prometheus quondam silici restrictus membra catenā, Cat. 64, 297: vinclo fasciae in modum laquei restricto, Tac. A. 15, 57.

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.

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. 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.

Trop. 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.

Moderate, modest: an restrictius arbitraris per orbem terrarum legendum dare memoriam suam, quam, etc., Plin. Ep. 9, 19, 6.

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. 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.

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.