exigency

[ ek-si-juhn-see, ig-zij-uhn- ]
/ ˈɛk sɪ dʒən si, ɪgˈzɪdʒ ən- /

noun, plural ex·i·gen·cies.

exigent state or character; urgency.
Usually exigencies. the need, demand, or requirement intrinsic to a circumstance, condition, etc.: the exigencies of city life.
a case or situation that demands prompt action or remedy; emergency: He promised help in any exigency.

Nearby words

  1. exhortation,
  2. exhortative,
  3. exhumation,
  4. exhume,
  5. exigeant,
  6. exigent,
  7. exigently,
  8. exigible,
  9. exiguity,
  10. exiguous

Also ex·i·gence.

Origin of exigency

From the Medieval Latin word exigentia, dating back to 1575–85. See exigent, -ency

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exigency

exigence (ˈɛksɪdʒəns)

/ (ˈɛksɪdʒənsɪ, ɪɡˈzɪdʒənsɪ) /

noun plural -gencies or -gences

the state of being exigent; urgency
(often plural) an urgent demand; pressing requirement
an emergency
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