strict adj1 : characterized by narrowness
: not demonstrating a broad or liberal view [ interpretation]
2 a : firm or rigid in requirement or control
b : severe in discipline
3 a : inflexibly maintained or adhered to
b : rigorously conforming to a principle or norm or condition [a bill of interpleader]
4 : not requiring fault see also strict liability at liability
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.