stringency

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noun strin·gen·cy \ˈstrin-jən(t)-sē\

Definition of stringency

plural

stringencies

  1. :  the quality or state of being stringent

Examples of stringency in a Sentence

  1. some people objected to the stringency of the new regulations regarding the alteration of building exteriors in the historic district

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First Known Use of stringency

1844


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