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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Exigent  \Ex"i*gent\,  n. 
  1.  Exigency;  pressing  necessity;  decisive  moment.  [Obs.] 
 
  Why  do  you  cross  me  in  this  exigent?  --Shak. 
 
  2.  (o.  Eng.  Law)  The  name  of  a  writ  in  proceedings  before 
  outlawry.  --Abbott. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Exigent  \Ex`i*gent\,  a.  [L.  exigens,  -entis,  p.  pr  of  exigere 
  to  drive  out  or  forth,  require,  exact.  See  {Exact}.] 
  Exacting  or  requiring  immediate  aid  or  action  pressing; 
  critical.  ``At  this  exigent  moment.''  --Burke. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  exigent 
  adj  1:  demanding  attention;  "clamant  needs";  "a  crying  need"; 
  "regarded  literary  questions  as  exigent  and 
  momentous"-  H.L.Mencken;  "insistent  hunger";  "an 
  instant  need"  [syn:  {clamant},  {crying},  {insistent}, 
  {instant}] 
  2:  requiring  precise  accuracy;  "an  exacting  job";  "became  more 
  exigent  over  his  pronunciation"  [syn:  {exacting}] 




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