- stringed instrument,
- stringer bead,
Origin of stringent
Examples from the Web for stringent
Yet we do have stringent regulations regarding adoption in this country.
And is politics really cleaner when stringent restrictions are put into place?
Armstrong and others have made the point that pro cycling has the most stringent drug testing of any professional sport.
They must do this without partisan bias, but with a stringent sense of enforcing and further defining the law.IRS Wrong To Target ‘Patriots’–But Also To Let Non-Profits Play Politics|John Avlon|May 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Expressing outrage, the lawmakers called for stringent punishment.
At this time there were stringent regulations, some of which are still in force, with regard to the taking up of passengers.Carriages & Coaches|Ralph Straus
Everard frowned anxiously; he had dreaded this question, but he had to be firm, for the doctor's orders were stringent.Mollie's Prince|Rosa Nouchette Carey
Among these men there was a stringent code of honour, any infringement of which was punished by death.A Study In Scarlet|Arthur Conan Doyle
What Textor may now think I do not know, except that he was too stringent in his prescriptions.Letters of John Calvin, Volume II (of 4)|Jules Bonnet
Provision was made for the stringent control of all local authorities by the central government.
Word Origin for stringent
c.1600, "astringent," especially with reference to taste, from Latin stringentem (nominative stringens), present participle of stringere "to compress, contract, bind or draw tight" (see strain). Of regulations, procedures, etc., 1846.