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Harshness or strictness in conduct, judgment, or practice.

rig′or·ist n.
rig′or·is′tic adj.
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Burke personifies the kind of legal "rigorist" that Francis ardently resists.
Externalism was our Lord's point of attack upon the religious rigorist of his day.
In eastern Libya, these rigorist Salafis form a vital component of Haftar's forces.
Peto, a statistical rigorist, refused--such analyses would inevitably lead to artifactual conclusions--but the editors persisted, declining to advance the paper otherwise.
Also, it turns a blind eye to the activities of rigorist groups in the country.
The individual confessed to being a follower of a rigorist ideology and active in a terrorist cell whose members are from Kairouan and Sousse.
Certainly, the recent rise of ISIS has exposed how rigorist apocalyptic ideologies can drive largely devout individuals to commit heinous acts of violence against populations labelled dangerous others and/or heretics.
He identifies Yoder's position with that of Tertullian, whom he describes as a rigorist representing only a small minority in the ancient church.
Many baby-boomers averse to the libertine excesses of the 1960s adopted a rigorist stance in religion, often but not only Evangelical.
The need of the hour, he started off, was "ministers of the church must be ministers of mercy above all", confessors who are neither "rigorist or too lax", "a church that is a mother and shepherdess..., the good Samaritan, who washes, cleans and raises up his neighbour.....