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English definition of “strict”

strict

adjective [-er/-est only]  /strɪkt/ us  
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).
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