noun Chiefly British.
- rigor mortis,
- riis, jacob august,
Origin of rigor
Examples from the Web for rigour
"The season promises to be one of rigour and great need," replied the other.Kai Lung's Golden Hours|Ernest Bramah
He copied the manner of life of Sokrates, in plainness and rigour.
By its uniformity and rigour it gives the appearance of systematic order even when such order is wholly absent.A Commentary to Kant's 'Critique of Pure Reason'|Norman Kemp Smith
It is a historical fact that the party of rigour is not generally the official party.Expositor's Bible: Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther|Walter Adeney
Of this Roman rigour the Pont du Gard is an admirable example.A Little Tour in France|Henry James
Word Origin for rigour
Word Origin for rigor
late 14c., from Old French rigor "strength, hardness" (13c., Modern French rigueur), from Latin rigorem (nominative rigor) "numbness, stiffness, hardness, firmness; roughness, rudeness," from rigere "be stiff" (see rigid).