Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: noun

Strictness; closeness.

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Usage examples "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", 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", Various.
  3. These are times of- well, stringency.... - "The Whirligig of Time", Wayland Wells Williams.