Neither Louis Bonaparte nor German douaniers could be trusted to carry out in all their stringency the decrees for the entire exclusion of British commerce from those important regions.
Of late years the stringency of the Quaker discipline has been relaxed: the peculiarities of dress and language have been abandoned; marriage with a non-member or between two nonmembers is now possible at a Quaker meeting-house; and marriage elsewhere has ceased to involve exclusion from the body.
All this, combined with the stringency of the international money-market, meant a heavy burden on Austrian national economy.
The stringency of the money market and the crisis had their commencement as early as the spring of 1912.
Only the former submitted themselves to all the demands made by their religion; for the latter the stringency of the precepts was relaxed.