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.
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.