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English definition of “strict”

strict

adjective     /strɪkt/
PERSON B1 A strict person makes sure that children or people working for them behave well and does not allow them to break any rules : a strict teacher My parents were very strict with us.Severe
RULE B2 If a rule , law , etc is strict, it must be obeyed : She gave me strict instructions to be there by ten.Rules and laws
BEHAVIOUR [always before noun] B2 always behaving in a particular way because of your beliefs : a strict Muslim Custom, tradition and conformity
EXACT exactly correct : a strict translation of a text Accurate and exact
(Definition of strict adjective from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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