Entry from British & World English dictionary
Definition of constringent in English:
- Taxation is France is very constringent for the entrepreneurs.
- Try a deep well, or a conservatory of snow, where the cold may be more constringent.
- Old World regions, such as France and Italy, have to follow what are in some cases extremely constringent laws.
Early 16th century: from Latin constringent- 'binding together', from the verb constringere ( see constrain).
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