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

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

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

Make your educational laws strict and your criminal ones can be gentle; but if you leave youth its liberty you will have to dig dungeons for ages.
Michel de Montaigne

The right honourable gentleman caught the Whigs bathing, and walked away with their clothes. He has left them in the full enjoyment of their liberal positions, and he is himself a strict conservative of their garments.
Benjamin Disraeli
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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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