stringency

[ strin-juh n-see ]
/ ˈstrɪn dʒən si /
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noun, plural strin·gen·cies.

stringent character or condition: the stringency of poverty.
strictness; closeness; rigor: the stringency of school discipline.
tightness; straitness: stringency in the money market.

Nearby words

  1. string variable,
  2. stringboard,
  3. stringcourse,
  4. stringed,
  5. stringed instrument,
  6. stringendo,
  7. stringent,
  8. stringently,
  9. stringer,
  10. stringer bead

Origin of stringency

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

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Word Origin and History for stringencies

stringency

n.

1844, from stringent + -cy.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper