- (context, usually in plural) A rule restricting behaviour or action.
- For them, parity is less an ultimate goal than a transitory and permissive springboard for testing Western resolve and persuing whatever additional accretions of strategic power the strictures of SALT and American tolerance will allow.
- A sternly critical remark or review.
- (medicine) Abnormal narrowing of a canal or duct in the body.
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