Definition of rigor:
- A sense of chilliness, with contraction of the skin; a convulsive shuddering or tremor, as in the chill preceding a fever.
- 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.
- Rigidity; stiffness.
- See 1st Rigor, 2.
- Severity of climate or season; inclemency; as, the rigor of the storm; the rigors of winter.
- Severity of life; austerity; voluntary submission to pain, abstinence, or mortification.
- Stiffness of opinion or temper; rugged sternness; hardness; relentless severity; hard- heartedness; cruelty.
- The becoming stiff or rigid; the state of being rigid; rigidity; stiffness; hardness.
- Violence; force; fury.
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- "The History of Louisville, from the Earliest Settlement till the Year 1852", Ben Casseday.
- "Astounding Stories of Super-Science, March 1930", Various.
- "Modern American Prose Selections", Various.