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exigency


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Exigency  \Ex"i*gen*cy\,  n.;  pl  {Exigencies}.  [LL.  exigentia: 
  cf  F.  exigence.] 
  The  state  of  being  exigent;  urgent  or  exacting  want  pressing 
  necessity  or  distress;  need  a  case  demanding  immediate 
  action  supply,  or  remedy;  as  an  unforeseen  exigency.  ``The 
  present  exigency  of  his  affairs.''  --Ludlow. 
 
  Syn:  Demand;  urgency;  distress;  pressure;  emergency; 
  necessity;  crisis. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  exigency 
  n  1:  a  pressing  or  urgent  situation:  "the  health-care  exigency" 
  2:  a  sudden  unforeseen  crisis  (usually  involving  danger)  that 
  requires  immediate  action  "he  never  knew  what  to  do  in  an 
  emergency"  [syn:  {emergency},  {pinch}] 




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