adjective, strict·er, strict·est.
Origin of strict
Examples from the Web for strict
The ad would then count as a coordinated communication and would be subject to strict spending limits.
First, it would reduce the kinds of ads that would be subject to strict limits.
People often forget that the National Panhellenic council used to enforce racial segregation by means of strict codes and laws.Stepford Sororities: The Pressures of USC’s Greek Life|Maya Richard Craven|November 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Free from strict rules, Japanese distillers are making innovative, artful concoctions.Watch Out, Scotland! Japanese Whisky Is on the Rise|Kayleigh Kulp|November 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But beyond the strict realm of national security, the Arctic is becoming increasingly important to Russia economically.
"You won't find Miss Walshingham so strict as all that," said Coote.Kipps|H. G. Wells
Both sisters were learned, dignified, and strict disciplinarians.Mary-'Gusta|Joseph C. Lincoln
For with the strict morality and ardent zeal of a Puritan he united some accomplishments of which few Puritans could boast.The History of England from the Accession of James II.|Thomas Babington Macaulay
The place I inhabit, if not subterranean in the strict sense of the word, is at least a dwelling covered by the ground.The Bee Hunters|Gustave Aimard
The latter was dressed in strict racing costume, and had at the last races at Cawnpore won two or three cups for the Rajah.Rujub, the Juggler|G. A. Henty
British Dictionary definitions for strict
- applying more narrowly than some other relation often given the same name, as strict inclusion, which holds only between pairs of sets that are distinct, while simple inclusion permits the case in which they are identicalSee also proper (def. 9), ordering
- distinguished from a relation of the same name that is not the subject of formal study
Word Origin for strict
Word Origin and History for strict
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.