[しゃくしじょうぎ, shakushijougi] (adj-na,n) a hard-and-fast rule; stick fast to rules; a stickler (for rules); hidebound system; inflexible [Add to Longdo]
Result from Foreign Dictionaries (2 entries found)
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:
Hidebound \Hide"bound`\, a.
1. Having the skin adhering so closely to the ribs and back
as not to be easily loosened or raised; -- said of an
2. (Hort.) Having the bark so close and constricting that it
impedes the growth; -- said of trees. --Bacon.
3. Untractable; bigoted; obstinately and blindly or stupidly
conservative. --Milton. Carlyle.
4. Niggardly; penurious. [Obs.] --Quarles.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
adj 1: stubbornly conservative and narrow-minded [syn:
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