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Date: 1600-1700
Language: Latin
Origin: , present participle of stringere 'to tie tightly, press together'

stringent

adjective
     
Related topics: Economics
strin‧gent
1 a stringent law, rule, standard etc is very strict and must be obeyed:
stringent anti-noise regulations
2PE stringent economic conditions exist when there is a severe lack of money and strict controls on the supply of money
stringently adverb
stringency noun [uncountable]

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