South Carolina relaxed the strictness of its ID law, and a bipartisan court unanimously approved it.
For the whole logic and strictness of connexion is only apparent.
But he could not do this, for the strictness of the entail and the laws against the Papists.
With all the strictness of my nineteen years I was simply horrified.
Yes, I know his stu … his strictness, his conservatism in these matters.
So reasoned the Comandante and his captain, and hence the strictness of their orders about guarding the rancho.
He never pays any thing but with strictness of law, for fear of which only he steals not.
This valuable additive law, however, cannot be applied in strictness to the amount of ionisation attending the ray.
You know how I often rebelled against the strictness of life here.
To the first only is the term chansons de geste in strictness applicable.
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.