Pronunciation: (strikt),[key] —adj.,-er, -est. 1. characterized by or acting in close conformity to requirements or principles: a strict observance of rituals. 2. stringent or exacting in or in enforcing rules, requirements, obligations, etc.: strict laws; a strict judge. 3. closely or rigorously enforced or maintained: strict silence. 4. exact or precise: a strict statement of facts. 5. extremely defined or conservative; narrowly or carefully limited: a strict construction of the Constitution. 6. close, careful, or minute: a strict search. 7. absolute, perfect, or complete; utmost: told in strict confidence. 8. stern; severe; austere: strict parents. 9. Obs.drawn tight or close.