adjective, strict·er, strict·est.
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Examples from the Web for strictest
Despite global unrest, the 2014 election may not be a “foreign policy election” in the strictest sense.
And it never seemed wrong, since I was copying myself and not even my strictest teachers had ever told me that was wrong.There’s Nothing Wrong—and a Lot That’s Right—About Copying Other Artists|Malcolm Jones|January 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Japan has some of the strictest gun-control laws in the world.
In our country, the states with the strictest gun laws have the lowest rates of gun crime.
Iran was hit with some of the strictest sanctions ever imposed on a nation.
Though an act of apparent rebellion, yet it was in the strictest sense an act of loyalty.The Loyalists of America and Their Times, Vol. 1 of 2|Egerton Ryerson
Her means were limited, and the strictest economy was necessary to make their narrow income meet their present wants.Clemence|Retta Babcock
Hence, in the strictest sense, religion holds the scales of justice between masters and slaves.Lectures on the Philosophy and Practice of Slavery|William A. Smith
I thought myself the only person who knew that fact—a fact which the Crown-Prince had revealed to me in the strictest secrecy.The Secrets of Potsdam|William Le Queux
Probably the influence of the clergyman, and the presence of strangers kept all within the strictest rules of decorum.Letters from Spain|Joseph Blanco White
British Dictionary definitions for strictest
- 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