rigorist

rigorism

[rig-uh-riz-uhm]
noun
1.
extreme strictness.
2.
(in Roman Catholic moral philosophy) the theory that in doubtful cases of conscience no course may be followed that is contrary to Catholic law and doctrine.

Origin:
1695–1705; < French rigorisme. See rigor, -ism

rigorist, noun
rigoristic, adjective
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rigorism (ˈrɪɡəˌrɪzəm)
 
n
1.  strictness in judgment or conduct
2.  the religious cult of extreme self-denial
3.  RC theol the doctrine that in cases of doubt in moral matters the stricter course must always be followed
 
'rigorist
 
n
 
rigor'istic
 
adj

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