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rigor
Part of Speech: noun
Results: 9
1. Rigidity; stiffness.
2. A sense of chilliness, with contraction of the skin; a convulsive shuddering or tremor, as in the chill preceding a fever.
3. The becoming stiff or rigid; the state of being rigid; rigidity; stiffness; hardness.
4. See 1st Rigor, 2.
6. Stiffness of opinion or temper; rugged sternness; hardness; relentless severity; hard- heartedness; cruelty.
9. Exactness without allowance, deviation, or indulgence; strictness; as, the rigor of criticism; to execute a law with rigor; to enforce moral duties with rigor; - opposed to lenity.
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