precipitancy

[pri-sip-i-tuh n-see]

noun, plural pre·cip·i·tan·cies.

the quality or state of being precipitant.
headlong or rash haste.
precipitancies, hasty or rash acts.

Also pre·cip·i·tance.

Origin of precipitancy

First recorded in 1610–20; precipit(ant) + -ancy
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