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English definition of “strict”


adjective [-er/-est only]    /strɪkt/
limiting people’s freedom to behave as they wish beyond what is usual : The school is an old-fashioned institution with strict discipline . Do you think stricter laws would help reduce automobile accidents ? He’s not a vegetarian in the strictest sense (= if you are exact about the word’s meaning ).
(Definition of strict adjective from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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