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adjective British English pronunciation: strict /strɪkt/ 
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  1. 1
    someone who is strict has definite rules that they expect people to obey completely

    He's quite a strict trainer, but we all like him.

    Dad's very strict with us about table manners.

    1. a.
      strict rules or conditions must be obeyed completely

      They operate within strict time limits.

      a strict diet

  2. 2
    exact, or accurate

    He was not depressed in the strict sense of the word.

    These cases are not covered by a strict definition of poverty.

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noun [uncountable]

This is the British English definition of strict. View American English definition of strict