adj. 25B6; adjective
a strict interpretation of the law : PRECISE, exact, literal, faithful, accurate, careful, meticulous, rigorous.
strict controls on spending : STRINGENT, rigorous, severe, harsh, hard, rigid, tough.
strict parents : STERN, severe, harsh, uncompromising, authoritarian, firm, austere.
this will be treated in strict confidence : ABSOLUTE, utter, complete, total.
a strict Roman Catholic : ORTHODOX, devout, conscientious.