Definition for STRICT'LY


  1. Closely; tightly.
  2. Exactly; with nice accuracy; as, patriotism strictly so called, is a noble virtue.
  3. Positively. He commanded his son strictly to proceed no further.
  4. Rigorously; severely; without remission or indulgence. Examine thyself strictly, whether thou didst not best at first. – Bacon.

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