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exigency

[ek-si-juh n-see, ig-zij-uh n-] /ˈɛk sɪ dʒən si, ɪgˈzɪdʒ ən-/
noun, plural exigencies.
1.
exigent state or character; urgency.
2.
Usually, exigencies. the need, demand, or requirement intrinsic to a circumstance, condition, etc.:
the exigencies of city life.
3.
a case or situation that demands prompt action or remedy; emergency:
He promised help in any exigency.
Also, exigence.
Origin
1575-1585
1575-85; < Medieval Latin exigentia. See exigent, -ency
Synonyms
3. crisis, contingency, plight, strait; predicament, fix, pinch.
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British Dictionary definitions for exigences

exigency

/ˈɛksɪdʒənsɪ; ɪɡˈzɪdʒənsɪ/
noun (pl) -gencies, -gences
1.
the state of being exigent; urgency
2.
(often pl) an urgent demand; pressing requirement
3.
an emergency
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Word Origin and History for exigences

exigency

n.

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).

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