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- adj. Strictly maintained (as of rules)
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. so completely aground as to be immovable.
- adj. See under Fast.
- adj. invariable; firmly established.
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- adj. (of rules) stringently enforced
First attested 1867, originally of a ship on shore. (Wiktionary)