The definition of stringent is something that is strict, precise and must be followed or listened to exactly.(adjective)
An example of stringent is FDA labeling standards for drugs and food products.
See stringent in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: L stringens, prp. of stringere, to draw tight: see strict
See stringent in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Latin stringēns, stringent-
Origin: , present participle of stringere, to draw tight; see streig- in Indo-European roots.
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