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.
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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