Strin"gent (?), 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.

They must be subject to a sharper penal code, and to a more stringent code of procedure. Macaulay.

-- Strin"gent*ly, adv. -- Strin"gent*ness, n.

 

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