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Adverb
In a manner which adheres strictly to rules, legal requirements, or official procedures
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“We even have to keep an open mind about whether there were any dealings that weren't strictly by the book.”
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To do something exactly, precisely, or in a formulaic way
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Literally, exactly, following the rules as written
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Noun
In strict accordance with the rules, especially of card games
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The customary or correct method or procedure
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Adjective
Legitimate, honest, and open
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Capable or deserving to be admitted, accepted or allowed
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Diligent in performing a process or procedure
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Making strict requirements
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Done or acting according to a fixed plan or system
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Making great demands on one's skill, attention, or other resources
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Following the established standards of behavior or manners
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In accordance with the truth, facts or standards
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