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 for stricter
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Strict \Strict\, a. [Compar. Stricter; superl. Strictest.]
     [L. strictus, p. p. of stringere to draw or bind tight, to
     strain. See Strain, and cf. Strait, a.]
     1. Strained; drawn close; tight; as, a strict embrace; a
        strict ligature. --Dryden.
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     2. Tense; not relaxed; as, a strict fiber.
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     3. Exact; accurate; precise; rigorously nice; as, to keep
        strict watch; to pay strict attention. --Shak.
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              It shall be still in strictest measure. --Milton.
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     4. Governed or governing by exact rules; observing exact
        rules; severe; rigorous; as, very strict in observing the
        Sabbath. "Through the strict senteries." --Milton.
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     5. Rigidly; interpreted; exactly limited; confined;
        restricted; as, to understand words in a strict sense.
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     6. (Bot.) Upright, or straight and narrow; -- said of the
        shape of the plants or their flower clusters.
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     Syn: Exact; accurate; nice; close; rigorous; severe.
  
     Usage: Strict, Severe. Strict, applied to a person,
            denotes that he conforms in his motives and acts to a
            principle or code by which he is bound; severe is
            strict with an implication often, but not always, of
            harshness. Strict is opposed to lax; severe is opposed
            to gentle.
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                  And rules as strict his labored work confine,
                  As if the Stagirite o'erlooked each line.
                                                    --Pope.
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                  Soon moved with touch of blame, thus Eve: 
                  "What words have passed thy lips, Adam severe!"
                                                    --Milton.
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     The Strict Observance, or Friars of the Strict
     Observance. (R. C. Ch.) See Observance.
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