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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.

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

  • adj. (of rules) stringently enforced


First attested 1867, originally of a ship on shore. (Wiktionary)



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