Despite global unrest, the 2014 election may not be a “foreign policy election” in the strictest sense.
In fact, Iran has some of the strictest morality laws in the region.
In our country, the states with the strictest gun laws have the lowest rates of gun crime.
He was in house arrest, under the strictest of detention conditions.
And it never seemed wrong, since I was copying myself and not even my strictest teachers had ever told me that was wrong.
Of course, it implies the strictest self-discipline, but it leads to a high goal.
He was respected by his neighbours, and held the strictest views on morality.
The education of Mr Jonas had been conducted from his cradle on the strictest principles of the main chance.
The one and the many or others are reduced to their strictest arithmetical meaning.
The strictest search was made for me without discovering a trace of my place of refuge.
1590s, "narrow, drawn in, small," from Latin strictus "drawn together, tight, rigid," past participle of stringere "draw or bind tight" (see strain (v.)). The sense of "stringent and rigorous" (of law) is first found in 1570s; of qualities or conditions generally, 1580s.