Definition of stringent adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    stringent

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//ˈstrɪndʒənt//
     
    (formal)
     
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  1. 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. 2(of financial conditions) difficult and very strictly controlled because there is not much money the government's stringent economic policies
NAmE//ˈstrɪndʒənsi//
 
noun [uncountable] a period of financial stringency
stringently
 
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adverb The rules are stringently enforced.
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