Japan has some of the strictest gun-control laws in the world.
He was in house arrest, under the strictest of detention conditions.
In fact, Iran has some of the strictest morality laws in the region.
And it never seemed wrong, since I was copying myself and not even my strictest teachers had ever told me that was wrong.
Despite global unrest, the 2014 election may not be a “foreign policy election” in the strictest sense.
Of course, it implies the strictest self-discipline, but it leads to a high goal.
We had got to money, to business in the strictest sense of the word.
The education of Mr Jonas had been conducted from his cradle on the strictest principles of the main chance.
The strictest attention should be paid to the ventilation of the sickroom.
The strictest search was made for me without discovering a trace of my place of refuge.
1590s, "narrow, drawn in, small," from Latin strictus "drawn together, tight, rigid," past participle of stringere "draw or bind tight" (see strain (v.)). The sense of "stringent and rigorous" (of law) is first found in 1570s; of qualities or conditions generally, 1580s.