Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Imposing rigorous standards of performance; severe.
  • adjective Constricted; tight.
  • adjective Characterized by scarcity of money, credit restrictions, or other financial strain.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Tightening or binding; drawing tight.
  • Straitened; tight; constrained; hampered by scarcity or lack of available funds: as, a stringent money-market.
  • Strict; close; rigorous; rigid; exacting; urgent: as, to make stringent regulations.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Binding strongly; making strict requirements; restrictive; rigid; severe.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Strict; binding strongly; making strict requirements; restrictive; rigid; severe

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective demanding strict attention to rules and procedures

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin stringēns, stringent-, present participle of stringere, to draw tight; see streig- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Latin stringens, stringentem, from stringō.

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