Thursday, July 26, 2012
Definitions for precipitancy
- Headlong or rash haste.
- The quality or state of being precipitant.
- Precipitancies, hasty or rash acts.
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Citations for precipitancy
There is one thing I think it my duty to caution you against: the precipitancy with which young men frequently rush into matrimonial engagements, and by their thoughtlessness draw many a deserving woman into scenes of poverty and distress.
The police authorities have acted in this matter with undue precipitancy.
Origin of precipitancy
Precipitancy comes from the Latin word praecipitāre meaning "to cast down headlong."