Meaning of strict

strict

Pronunciation: (strikt), [key]
— -er, -est.
  1. characterized by or acting in close conformity to requirements or principles: a strict observance of rituals.
  2. stringent or exacting in or in enforcing rules, requirements, obligations, etc.: strict laws; a strict judge.
  3. closely or rigorously enforced or maintained: strict silence.
  4. exact or precise: a strict statement of facts.
  5. extremely defined or conservative; narrowly or carefully limited: a strict construction of the Constitution.
  6. close, careful, or minute: a strict search.
  7. absolute, perfect, or complete; utmost: told in strict confidence.
  8. stern; severe; austere: strict parents.
  9. drawn tight or close.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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