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stringent (adj.)

c. 1600, "astringent," especially with reference to taste, from Latin stringentem (nominative stringens), present participle of stringere (2) "to compress, contract, bind or draw tight" (see strain (v.)). Of regulations, procedures, etc., 1846.

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Definitions of stringent from WordNet

stringent (adj.)
demanding strict attention to rules and procedures;
stringent safety measures
Synonyms: rigorous / tight
From wordnet.princeton.edu