strictly

strictly
strict|ly [ˈstrıktli] adv
1.) in a way that must be obeyed
Alcohol is strictly forbidden on school premises.
The ban on hunting is not strictly enforced .
2.) exactly and completely
That isn't strictly true.
3.) strictly speaking
used to say that something is true if you are going to be very exact and correct about it
Strictly speaking, spiders are not insects.
4.) only for a particular person, thing, or purpose and no one else
This is strictly between us. Nobody else must know.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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