Definition of strict
- under strict orders
- a strict teacher
- strict secrecy
- a strict inflorescence
Her parents aren't very strict.
He insists on strict adherence to the rules.
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—used to describe a command, rule, etc., that must be obeyed
: demanding that people obey rules or behave in a certain way
: carefully obeying the rules or principles of a religion or a particular way of life
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