stringency

[ strin-juh n-see ]
/ ˈstrɪn dʒən si /

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.

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Origin of stringency

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