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stringent

[ strin-juhnt ]
/ ˈstrɪn dʒənt /
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adjective

rigorously binding or exacting; strict; severe: stringent laws.
compelling, constraining, or urgent: stringent necessity.
convincing or forcible: stringent arguments.
(of the money market) characterized by a shortage in money for loan or investment purposes; tight.

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Origin of stringent

First recorded in 1595–1605; from Latin stringent- (stem of stringēns), present participle of stringere “to draw tight”; see -ent
1. See strict.
strin·gent·ly, adverbnon·strin·gent, adjectiveun·strin·gent, adjectiveun·strin·gent·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for stringent

stringent
/ (ˈstrɪndʒənt) /

adjective

requiring strict attention to rules, procedure, detail, etc
finance characterized by or causing a shortage of credit, loan capital, etc
stringency, nounstringently, adverb
C17: from Latin stringere to bind
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