What does the word stringency mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Strictness; closeness.

Usage examples for stringency

  1. 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
  2. These are times of- well, stringency.... – The Whirligig of Time by Wayland Wells Williams