Stringent Strin"gent (str[i^]n"jent), a. [L. stringens, -entis, p. pr. of stringere to draw or bind tight. See {Strain}.] Binding strongly; making strict requirements; restrictive; rigid; severe; as, stringent rules. [1913 Webster]

They must be subject to a sharper penal code, and to a more stringent code of procedure. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster] -- {Strin"gent*ly}, adv. -- {Strin"gent*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

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  • stringent — [strin′jənt] adj. [L stringens, prp. of stringere, to draw tight: see STRICT] 1. rigidly controlled, enforced, etc.; strict; severe ☆ 2. tight in loan or investment money [a stringent money market] 3. compelling; convincing [stringent reason]… …   English World dictionary

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