Straitness - (Webster's 1828 Dictionary)
1. Narrowness; as the straitness of a place; straitness of mind; straitness of circumstances.
2. Strictness; rigor; as the straitness of a mans proceedings.
3. Distress; difficulty; pressure from necessity of any kind, particularly from poverty.
4. Want; scarcity; or rather narrowness; as the straitness of the conveniences of life.