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rigour

[rig-er] /ˈrɪg ər/
noun, Chiefly British
1.
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rigour

/ˈrɪɡə/
noun
1.
harsh but just treatment or action
2.
a severe or cruel circumstance; hardship: the rigours of famine
3.
strictness, harshness, or severity of character
4.
strictness in judgment or conduct; rigorism
5.
(maths, logic) logical validity or accuracy
6.
(obsolete) rigidity
Word Origin
C14: from Latin rigor
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rigour

n.

chiefly British English spelling of rigor (q.v.); for spelling, see -or.

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