strict adj1: characterized by narrowness: not demonstrating a broad or liberal view2 a: firm or rigid in requirement or controlb: severe in discipline3 a: inflexibly maintained or adhered tob: rigorously conforming to a principle or norm or conditiona strict bill of interpleaderstrictly adv
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
absolute, accurate, austere, authoritarian, authoritative, autocratic, careful, close, conscientious, despotic, dictatorial, diligens, disciplined, exact, exacting, extreme, faithful, fastidious, formal, hard, harsh, high-principled, imperious, inexorable, inflexible, limited, literal, meticulous, obdurate, obligatory, orthodox, particular, positive, precise, principled, punctilious, puritanical, rigid, rigidus, rigorous, scrupulous, severe, severus, stern, stiff, straitlaced, stringent, tyrannical, unbending, uncompromising, unconditional, unerring, unyielding, veracious
associated concepts: strict construction, strict interpretation, strict necessity
astringent, close (rigorous), conscientious, draconian, drastic, exact, explicit, factual, faithful (true to fact), inflexible, intense, ironclad, literal, meticulous, narrow, orthodox, painstaking, particular (exacting), precise, punctilious, punctual, rigid, severe, stringent, tyrannous, unbending, uncompromising
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006
adj.Rigid; adhering closely to rules without deviation, relaxation, or room for interpretation.
The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008.