Definition of stringency noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    stringency

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ˈstrɪndʒənsi//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈstrɪndʒənsi//
     
    [uncountable]
     
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  1. 1the quality of being very strict the stringency of environmental regulations
  2. 2the fact of conditions being difficult and very strictly controlled because there is not much money a period of financial stringency