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stringency

[strin-juh n-see] /ˈstrɪn dʒən si/
noun, plural stringencies.
1.
stringent character or condition:
the stringency of poverty.
2.
strictness; closeness; rigor:
the stringency of school discipline.
3.
tightness; straitness:
stringency in the money market.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45; string(ent) + -ency
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  • Three important elements are often varied, resulting in significant changes to the stringency of requirements.
Word Origin and History for stringency
n.

1844, from stringent + -cy.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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