Monday, February 11, 2002
Definitions for exigent
- Requiring immediate aid or action; pressing; critical.
- Requiring much effort or expense; demanding; exacting.
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Citations for exigent
Legislative sessions are long, constituents' demands are exigent, policy problems are increasingly complicated.
An exception to the warrant rule was established when exigent circumstances required officials to act immediately.
Origin of exigent
late Middle English
Exigent is derived from the present participle of Latin exigere, "to demand."