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exigency

[ ek-si-juhn-see, ig-zij-uhn- ]
/ 藞蓻k s瑟 d蕭蓹n si, 瑟g藞z瑟d蕭 蓹n- /
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noun, plural ex路i路gen路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.
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Also ex路i路gence .

Origin of exigency

From the Medieval Latin word exigentia, dating back to 1575鈥85. See exigent, -ency
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British Dictionary definitions for exigency

exigency

exigence (藞蓻ks瑟d蕭蓹ns)

/ (藞蓻ks瑟d蕭蓹ns瑟, 瑟伞藞z瑟d蕭蓹ns瑟) /

noun plural -gencies or -gences
the state of being exigent; urgency
(often plural) an urgent demand; pressing requirement
an emergency
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