stringent (adj.) c.1600, "astringent," especially with reference to taste, from L. stringentem (nom. stringens), prp. of stringere "to compress, contract, bind or draw tight" (see STRAIN (Cf. strain)). Of regulations, procedures, etc., 1846.

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