noun, plural strin·gen·cies.
Examples from the Web for stringency
Oaths of fearful length and stringency were taken to the observation of the statutes.Oxford and Her Colleges|Goldwin Smith
Yet the stringency cannot be altogether due to this, for a bone or a grave would not often communicate infection.The Expositor's Bible:The Book of Numbers|Robert A. Watson
The basis of the life was the Benedictine rule, but the observance of abstinence and silence went beyond it in stringency.
This was a study which he never loved, and to the last he abjured all stringency of method.
Even in the earliest times it was found necessary to modify the stringency of the rule in favour of the lecturers.The Grey Friars in Oxford|Andrew G. Little