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English Dictionary: stringent by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
stringent
adj
  1. demanding strict attention to rules and procedures; "rigorous discipline"; "tight security"; "stringent safety measures"
    Synonym(s): rigorous, stringent, tight
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Stringent \Strin"gent\ (str[icr]n"j[eit]nt), a. [L. stringens,
      -entis, p. pr. of stringere to draw or bind tight. See
      {Strain}.]
      Binding strongly; making strict requirements; restrictive;
      rigid; severe; as, stringent rules.
  
               They must be subject to a sharper penal code, and to a
               more stringent code of procedure.            --Macaulay.
      -- {Strin"gent*ly}, adv. -- {Strin"gent*ness}, n.
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