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S3 [strıkt] adj comparative stricter superlative strictest
[Date: 1400-1500; : Latin; Origin: strictus, past participle of stringere; STRINGENT]
1.) expecting people to obey rules or to do what you say
≠ ↑lenient
a strict teacher
strict about
This company is very strict about punctuality.
strict with
The Stuarts are very strict with their children.
2.) a strict order or rule is one that must be obeyed
You had strict instructions not to tell anybody.
There are strict limits on presidential campaign contributions.
He's under strict orders from his doctor to quit smoking.
I'm telling you this in the strictest confidence (=it must be kept completely secret) .
3.) [usually before noun]
exact and correct, often in a way that seems unreasonable
Amy was attractive, although not beautiful in the strictest sense of the word .
4.) obeying all the rules of a religion or set of principles
He was raised a strict Catholic.
a strict vegetarian
>strictness n [U]

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