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strin juhn see

  • n  a state occasioned by scarcity of money and a shortage of credit
  • n  conscientious attention to rules and details

  • There were still countless other Government controls of varying stringency.
  • European governments are adopting varying degrees of economic stringency to fight the inflationary trend.
  • The Yakuza has its own code of conduct but, typically, the code has a kind of fearful stringency that makes the Mafia look by comparison like a gang of clubhouse rowdies.
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  • Manchester passes ethics ordinance, continues search for police chief
    MANCHESTER -- At their Tuesday meeting, the Manchester Mayor and attending council members voted unanimously to pass ordinance 204, which updates the town's ethics ordinance to match the stringency of state ethics rules, requiring broader financial disclosures by town officials.
    July 10, 2013 - Carroll County Times

  • Dennis Fentie in Vancouver Sun
    It does not reduce the stringency of assessment; what it does is removes duplication,noted Yukon Premier Dennis Fentie, who said the law has allowed Yukon to compete for more international development.
  • Tony Abbott in Sydney Morning Herald
    This is a good cause,Mr Abbott told reporters. "I very much hope that, despite the fiscal stringency, the government might see its way clear to match this commitment from the coalition."
  • Ronald Reagan in Los Angeles Times (blog)
    Something else Reagan said many times, apart from the 80-20 formulation, was that "half a loaf is better than no loaf," Spencer recalled. "I don't think he would be happy with all those self-imposed stringency things:. He might have held his...

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