1. something strict or severe






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stringent rules/laws/regulations

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Something described as stringent is strict or severe. this expression is particularly used when speaking about a rule or budget. Something stringent is tight or constricted with little room for leeway or forgiveness.

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  1. That country has some of the most stringent laws in the world, and they are rigorously enforced by a large police force.
  2. We had to stick to a stringent budget in order to get ourselves out of debt.

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  1. After the accident, stringent safety regulations were implemented in the workplace to ensure that it would never happen again.
  2. How stringently companies check the backgrounds of potential employees varies from place to place, but most top organizations will do their due diligence.

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