What does the word stringency mean?

    Part of speech: adverb

  • Stringently.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • Strictness; closeness.

Usage examples for stringency

  1. If he is convinced that the church has been mistaken in this matter, and has in past years committed herself to undue stringency, is it safe to let the error remain untouched, and going on working its pernicious consequences? – Amusement: A Force in Christian Training by Rev. Marvin R. Vincent.
  2. The peculiar provisions of the law requiring national banks to maintain reserves to meet the call of the depositors operates to increase the money stringency when it arises rather than to expand the supply of currency and relieve it. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  3. These are times of- well, stringency.... – The Whirligig of Time by Wayland Wells Williams