stringency

[ strin-juhn-see ]
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noun,plural strin·gen·cies.
  1. stringent character or condition: the stringency of poverty.

  2. strictness; closeness; rigor: the stringency of school discipline.

  1. tightness; straitness: stringency in the money market.

Origin of stringency

1
First recorded in 1835–45; string(ent) + -ency

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