[strin-juh n-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.
  3. tightness; straitness: stringency in the money market.

Origin of stringency

First recorded in 1835–45; string(ent) + -ency Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Word Origin and History for stringency

1844, from stringent + -cy.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper