Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A person of strict or rigid principles or manners; in general, one who adheres to severity or purity in anything, as in style.
  • noun One who maintained the doctrine of rigorism: a term sometimes applied to Jansenists. Also tutiorist.
  • Characterized by strictness or severity in principles or practice; rigid; strict; exacting.
  • Specifically, pertaining to rigorism in theology: as, rigorist doctrines.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who is rigorous; -- sometimes applied to an extreme Jansenist.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Someone who takes the strictest interpretation of a law, religious injunction etc.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From rigour, or its source, Latin rigor, +‎ -ist.

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