noun, plural ex·i·gen·cies.
Origin of exigency
Synonyms for exigency
Related Words for exigencyvicissitude, contingency, requirement, dilemma, distress, juncture, want, pass, need, plight, crisis, fix, scrape, jam, crossroad, duress, hardship, emergency, pressure, necessity
Examples from the Web for exigency
Historical Examples of exigency
He could quiet the horses, but not a woman, in so vague an exigency.Tiverton Tales
His speaking was unequal, and always rose with the subject and the exigency.Patrick Henry
Moses Coit Tyler
In this exigency the pirate desisted from his plan against the lady.Sir Henry Morgan, Buccaneer
Cyrus Townsend Brady
But this exigency might arise again; indeed, most frequently did arise.The Story of the Outlaw
Riley obeyed the call of the exigency; but Forsythe resisted.The Wreck of the Titan
noun plural -gencies or -gences
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).