noun, plural ex·i·gen·cies.
Origin of exigency
Examples from the Web for exigencies
I think we handled it as well as we could have, given the exigencies of production.‘Archer’ Creator Adam Reed Spills Season 6 Secrets, From Surreal Plotlines to Life Post-ISIS|Marlow Stern|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Not a country, but a house in London, where the exigencies of living together creates its own brand of tension?
But the exigencies of making ends meet prompted him to make some questionable financial decisions.
The exigencies of the political calendar have a tendency to wreck even the best-laid plans.
The exigencies of the solar system may make it impossible for the sun to be always there, but it should be around when wanted.
He warily sounded a nature that could be warped to the exigencies of any plan, provided it was profitable.Sons of the Soil|Honore de Balzac
For the moment he was absorbed by two exigencies and by two ecstasies—food and warmth.The Man Who Laughs|Victor Hugo
Depots of supplies were moved from place to place as exigencies demanded.The Red Cross in Peace and War|Clara Barton
Claudia was equal to the exigencies of her time and country.The Valleys of Tirol|R. H. Busk
British Dictionary definitions for exigencies
noun plural -gencies or -gences
Word Origin and History for exigencies
1580s, from Middle French exigence, from Latin exigentia "urgency," from exigentem (nominative exigens), from exigere "to demand, require; drive out" (see exact (v.)). Related: Exigencies (1650s).