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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Strait-laced a.
 1. Bound with stays.
    Let nature have scope to fashion the body as she thinks best; we have few well-shaped that are strait-laced.   --Locke.
 2. Restricted; stiff; constrained. [R.]
 3. Rigid in opinion; strict in manners or morals.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 strait-laced
      adj : exaggeratedly proper; "my straitlaced Aunt Anna doesn't
            approve of my miniskirts" [syn: priggish, prim, prissy,
             prudish, puritanical, square-toed, straitlaced,
             straightlaced, straight-laced, tight-laced, victorian]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 straitlaced
      adj : exaggeratedly proper; "my straitlaced Aunt Anna doesn't
            approve of my miniskirts" [syn: priggish, prim, prissy,
             prudish, puritanical, square-toed, strait-laced,
             straightlaced, straight-laced, tight-laced, victorian]