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Definition of Strict


  1. Strained; drawn close; tight; as, a strict embrace; a strict ligature.
  2. Tense; not relaxed; as, a strict fiber.
  3. Exact; accurate; precise; rigorously nice; as, to keep strict watch; to pay strict attention.
  4. Governed or governing by exact rules; observing exact rules; severe; rigorous; as, very strict in observing the Sabbath.
  5. Rigidly; interpreted; exactly limited; confined; restricted; as, to understand words in a strict sense.
  6. Upright, or straight and narrow; -- said of the shape of the plants or their flower clusters.

Strict Quotations

I have a very strict gun control policy: if there's a gun around, I want to be in control of it.
Clint Eastwood

I think there ought to be a strict separation or wall built between our religious faith and our practice of political authority in office. I don't think the President of the United States should extoll Christianity if he happens to be a Christian at the expense of Judaism, Islam or other faiths.
Jimmy Carter

I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.
Abraham Lincoln

Logic: The art of thinking and reasoning in strict accordance with the limitations and incapacities of the human misunderstanding.
Ambrose Bierce

Excellence is about fighting and pursuing something diligently, with a strict and determined approach to doing it right. It's okay if there are flaws in the process - it makes it more interesting.
Charlie Trotter
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Strict Translations

strict in Dutch is duchtig, straf, bar, hard, streng
strict in Finnish is ankara
strict in German is streng
strict in Hungarian is szoros, szabatos
strict in Italian is severo
strict in Latin is austerus, intentus, districtus (f. distringo)
strict in Portuguese is estrito
strict in Spanish is estricto

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