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Can anyone provide a definition for the word "intringent" and a source for said definition?
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There are a bunch of smart people here, I need some help.. Can anyone provide a definition for the word "intringent" and a source for said definition?

Fascinating. It doesn't appear in any of my dictionaries, including the Latin one. There are some 83 Google hits, in some of which it seems to be a mistake for "intrinsic", and in the rest of which it seems incomprehensible. One of the hits is in French, and it seems meaningless there, too: it's not in the big online French Academy dictionary.
So, unless somebody knows better, I think it's a bogus word which some people think they know and others have uncritically imitated.

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Mike.
I read the following;
http://www.op.gov.ph/speeches.asp?iid=47&iyear=2001&imonth=9

"The DOJ shall set up a special team to serve the special requirements of the campaign including the speedy prosecution, deportation and extradition of suspects. But even as we engage intringent tactical measures, we must demonstrate the ascendency of the constitutional system and its capacity for swift and impartial justice. "
The word felt familiar but I was not sure, I look and could find it nowhere not even the Unabridged Dictionary. Yet the person who authored this speech is the President of the Philippines who has;
President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, born in April 5, 1947, was valedictorian of her high school class at Assumption Convent, was consistently on the Dean's List in Georgetown University in Washington DC, and graduated magna cum laude at Assumption College. She obtained a Master's degree in Economics from the Ateneo de Manila University and a doctorate degree in Economics from the University of the Philippines.
Odd...
Thank you for your help.
There are a bunch of smart people here, I need some help.. Can anyone provide a definition for the word "intringent" and a source for said definition?

Fascinating. It doesn't appear in any of my dictionaries, including the Latin one. There are some 83 Google hits, in some of which it seems to be a mistake for "intrinsic", and in the rest of which it seems incomprehensible. One of the hits is in French, and it seems meaningless there, too: it's not in the big online French Academy dictionary.
So, unless somebody knows better, I think it's a bogus word which some people think they know and others have uncritically imitated.

Mike.
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There are a bunch of smart people here, I need some help.. Can anyone provide a definition for the word "intringent" and a source for said definition?

I agree with the suggestion that the word is probably bogus. OED2 has a rare word, "tring" with the following excerpt:
Any species of bird of the genus Tringa (which name is more frequent in use), commonly called Sandpipers. So "tringine a., of or pertaining to the genus Tringa;
"Intringent," if some reason required that it be recognized as a word, would be a variant of "tringine a." (having to do with sandpiper birds).
There are a bunch of smart people here, I need some help.. Can anyone provide a definition for the word "intringent" and a source for said definition?


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There are a bunch of smart people here, I need ... for the word "intringent" and a source =for said definition?


You mean the bit where it says "No entry found for intringent "? A great leap forward, if I may say so.
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There are a bunch of smart people here, I need ... for the word "intringent" and a source =for said definition?

I agree with the suggestion that the word is probably bogus. OED2 has a rare word, "tring" with the following ... that it be recognized as a word, would be a variant of "tringine a." (having to do with sandpiper birds).

That would be a good old stretch. If it were connected with the bird, the meaning would have to be something like "inserting sandpipers". Hmm.
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Mike.
I read the following; http://www.op.gov.ph/speeches.asp?iid=3D47&iyear=3D2001&imonth=3D9 "The DOJ shall set up a special team to serve the special requirements of the ... tactical measures, we must demonstrate the ascendency of the constitutional system and its capacity =for swift and impartial justice. "(=2E..)

In that case it's almost certainly a mistranscription of " in stringent". What?..Oh, let's not bother about money just now: my agent will talk about fees and so on. He's the one standing by the door with a baseball bat.
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Mike.
There are a bunch of smart people here, I need ... for the word "intringent" and a source for said definition?

Fascinating. It doesn't appear in any of my dictionaries, including the Latin one. There are some 83 Google hits, in ... somebody knows better, I think it's a bogus word which some people think they know and others have uncritically imitated.

In context, it looks to me as a mistranscription of " ... as we engage in stringent tactical measures ... ", not a very careful use of "measures", but meaningful there.
"The DOJ shall set up a special team to serve the special requirements of
the campaign including the speedy prosecution, deportation and extradition
of suspects. But even as we engage intringent tactical measures, we must
demonstrate the ascendency of the constitutional system and its capacity for
swift and impartial justice. "

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