strict


strict
strict adj
1: characterized by narrowness: not demonstrating a broad or liberal view
2 a: firm or rigid in requirement or control
b: severe in discipline
3 a: inflexibly maintained or adhered to
b: rigorously conforming to a principle or norm or condition
a strict bill of interpleader
4: not requiring fault see also strict liability at liability 2b
strictly adv

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

strict
I adjective absolute, accurate, austere, authoritarian, authoritative, autocratic, careful, close, conscientious, despotic, dictatorial, diligens, disciplined, exact, exacting, extreme, faithful, fastidious, formal, hard, harsh, high-principled, imperious, inexorable, inflexible, limited, literal, meticulous, obdurate, obligatory, orthodox, particular, positive, precise, principled, punctilious, puritanical, rigid, rigidus, rigorous, scrupulous, severe, severus, stern, stiff, straitlaced, stringent, tyrannical, unbending, uncompromising, unconditional, unerring, unyielding, veracious associated concepts: strict construction, strict interpretation, strict necessity II index astringent, close (rigorous), conscientious, draconian, drastic, exact, explicit, factual, faithful (true to fact), inflexible, intense, ironclad, literal, meticulous, narrow, orthodox, painstaking, particular (exacting), precise, punctilious, punctual, rigid, severe, stringent, tyrannous, unbending, uncompromising

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


strict
adj.
Rigid; adhering closely to rules without deviation, relaxation, or room for interpretation.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

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