- 1(of a law, rule, regulation, etc.) very strict and that must be obeyed stringent air quality regulations licenses are only granted under the most stringent conditions.
- 2(of financial conditions) difficult and very strictly controlled because there is not much money the government's stringent economic policies
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NAmE//ˈstrɪndʒənsi//noun [uncountable] a period of financial stringency
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adverb The rules are stringently enforced.