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Armstrong and others have made the point that pro cycling has the most stringent drug testing of any professional sport.
Yet we do have stringent regulations regarding adoption in this country.
The law imposes complex and stringent restrictions on anyone attempting to register voters.
Expressing outrage, the lawmakers called for stringent punishment.
First a secret society was organized, bound by the most stringent oaths that could be devised.
The army was to be reinforced and a stringent conscription was talked of.
Technically his offence was punishable by death—the old Chinese code being most stringent in such matters.
The time has not yet come for stringent orders in these cases.
You'll employ tact before you have recourse to stringent measures.
c.1600, "astringent," especially with reference to taste, from Latin stringentem (nominative stringens), present participle of stringere "to compress, contract, bind or draw tight" (see strain). Of regulations, procedures, etc., 1846.