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Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

Americal Dictionary of the English Language

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Rigorous

RIG'OROUS, adjective

1. Severe; allowing no abatement or mitigation; as a rigorous officer of justice.

2. Severe; exact; strict; without abatement or relaxation; as a rigorous execution of law; an enforcement of rigorous discipline.

3. Exact; strict; scrupulously accurate; as a rigorous definition or demonstration.

4. Severe; very cold; as a rigorous winter.