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Noun: procrustean standard
  1. A standard that is enforced uniformly without regard to individuality
    - procrustean rule, procrustean bed
Adjective: Procrustean  prow'krú-stee-un
  1. Of or relating to the mythical giant Procrustes or the mode of torture practised by him
    "In this example one sees both the useful and the procrustean character"

Type of: criterion, measure, standard, touchstone

Encyclopedia: Procrustean