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