from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The policy or practice of not tolerating undesirable behavior, such as violence or illegal drug use, especially in the automatic imposition of severe penalties for first offenses.
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- n. The strict policy of enforcing all the laws of a state, or the rules of an institution, and allowing no toleration or compromise for first-time offenders or petty violations
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- n. extreme intolerance of antisocial behavior (usually by an uncompromising application of the law)
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