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  • Of late years the stringency of the Quaker discipline has been relaxed: the peculiarities of dress and language have been abandoned; marriage with a non-member or between two nonmembers is now possible at a Quaker meeting-house; and marriage elsewhere has ceased to involve exclusion from the body.
  • Only the former submitted themselves to all the demands made by their religion; for the latter the stringency of the precepts was relaxed.
  • Of recent years the growing stringency of both national and local finances by enormously increased disbursements has made important the question of the relation of national with state and local taxation.
  • Created between two or more monks by voluntary agreement, which was regarded as of far more intimacy and stringency than any which the mere accident of consanguinity implied.
  • The noisy Nationalist agitation which was maintained during this period of financial stringency reacted unfavourably on public order.
 

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