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[pri-sip-i-tuh n-see]
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noun, plural pre·cip·i·tan·cies.
  1. the quality or state of being precipitant.
  2. headlong or rash haste.
  3. precipitancies, hasty or rash acts.
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Also pre·cip·i·tance.

Origin of precipitancy

First recorded in 1610–20; precipit(ant) + -ancy
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  • There is nothing forbidding about the precipitance of its cliffs and summits.

    The Alps

    Martin Conway

  • She knew that there was no precipitance—no inconsequence—with Him.

    The Other Girls

    Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney

  • The rudeness of fortune towards the King was forgotten in the precipitance of the council.