1. Strained; drawn close; tight.
    strict embrace
    strict ligature
  2. Tense; not relaxed.
    strict fiber
  3. Exact; accurate; precise; rigorously nice.
    to keep strict watch
    to pay strict attention
  4. Governed or governing by exact rules; observing exact rules; severe; rigorous.
    very strict in observing the Sabbath
  5. Rigidly interpreted; exactly limited; confined; restricted.
    to understand words in a strict sense
  6. Upright, or straight and narrow; — said of the shape of the plants or their flower clusters.
  7. Severe in discipline.

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