Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The state or quality of being strict.
  • n. The result or product of being strict.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Quality or state of being strict.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state or quality of being strict, in any sense.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. conscientious attention to rules and details
  • n. uncompromising resolution

Etymologies

From strict +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • – The result of this excessive strictness is that the day becomes hateful to them.

    The Mother's Book

  • He was not in strictness a prisoner; but who could trust to the caprice of these lawless men?

    Chapter 5 - Part IV

  • We can, as to the house, live here commodiously enough; and our only present consideration is, on what we are to live: a consideration, however, which as lovers, I believe in strictness we ought to be much above!

    The History of Emily Montague

  • Observe, It is no disparagement for those who have power to be condescending, and sometimes even to beseech, where, in strictness of right, they might command; so does Paul here, though an apostle: he entreats where he might enjoin, he argues from love rather than authority, which doubtless must carry engaging influence with it.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume VI (Acts to Revelation)

  • If this much strictness is not applied in the nation’s law, then how will people combat crime.

    This is a Warning : Law is Cool

  • "Then did I see," Abu-Keshot concluded, "that, although judgment was in strictness with this revengeful tailor, yet the world is not built upon justice alone.

    The Breakfast of the Birds, and Other Stories

  • I think this kind of strictness on the Abaya rule is rooted on the Saudi tradition itself.

    Q&A: Love in Saudi Arabia - The Lede Blog - NYTimes.com

  • For if they fell upon one kind of strictness, unless their care were equal to regulate all other things of like aptness to corrupt the mind, that single endeavour they knew would be but a fond labour; to shut and fortify one gate against corruption, and be necessitated to leave others round about wide open.

    Areopagitica

  • Ratzinger/Benedict is being savaged for his "strictness" and "conservatism" in the press, primarily by writers who praise the Iranian mullahs for being "moderate".

    Daimnation!: Papal Bull

  • The Sunday at Scamperley, I am sorry to say, was hardly observed with that degree of respect and strictness which is due to the one sacred day of the week.

    Kate Coventry An Autobiography

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