stringency

[strin-juhn-see]
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:
1835–45; string(ent) + -ency

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stringent (ˈstrɪndʒənt)
 
adj
1.  requiring strict attention to rules, procedure, detail, etc
2.  finance characterized by or causing a shortage of credit, loan capital, etc
 
[C17: from Latin stringere to bind]
 
'stringency
 
n
 
'stringently
 
adv

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