Meaning of rigorism

rig•or•ism

Pronunciation: (rig'u-riz"um), [key]
— n.
  1. extreme strictness.
  2. (in Roman Catholic moral philosophy) the theory that in doubtful cases of conscience no course may be followed that is contrary to Catholic law and doctrine.
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