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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.
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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