Definition of Exigency

1. Noun. A pressing or urgent situation. "The health-care exigency"

Generic synonyms: Crisis
Derivative terms: Exigent



2. Noun. A sudden unforeseen crisis (usually involving danger) that requires immediate action. "He never knew what to do in an emergency"
Exact synonyms: Emergency, Pinch
Generic synonyms: Crisis
Derivative terms: Emergent, Exigent

Definition of Exigency

1. n. The state of being exigent; urgent or exacting want; pressing necessity or distress; need; a case demanding immediate action, supply, or remedy; as, an unforeseen exigency.

Definition of Exigency

1. Noun. The demands or requirements of a situation (''usually plural.'') ¹

2. Noun. An urgent situation. ¹

3. Noun. A situation requiring extreme effort or attention. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Exigency

1. urgency [n -CIES] - See also: urgency

Medical Definition of Exigency

1. Origin: LL. Exigentia: cf. F. Exigence. The state of being exigent; urgent or exacting want; pressing necessity or distress; need; a case demanding immediate action, supply, or remedy; as, an unforeseen exigency. "The present exigency of his affairs." Synonym: Demand, urgency, distress, pressure, emergency, necessity, crisis. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Exigency

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1. Military Laws of the United States (Army) by United States (1901)
"An exigency can not he created by the simple certificate of a public officer ... An exigency involves a state of pressing necessity so great that the public ..."

2. Railway Economy: A Treatise on the New Art of Transport, Its Management by Dionysius Lardner (1850)
"... of relaying the rails; and an equiv.. alent sum must be annually taken from thi revenue, md invested at compound interest to meet-the future exigency. ..."

3. A Treatise on the Bankruptcy Law of the United States by Harold Remington (1915)
"The exigency is as great in such a case as this, yet no one has heard of such a ... Comity Requires Resort First to State Court, Except in exigency. ..."

4. Southern History of the War: The First Year of the War by Edward Alfred Pollard (1863)
"Insensibility of the Confederate Government to the exigency.—General Johnston's Plan of Action. ... exigency ..."

5. Debates in the Massachusetts Constitutional Convention, 1917-1918 by Massachusetts Constitutional Convention (1919)
""Public exigency" has been construed a great many times, ... The committee in accepting the words "public exigency" in my opinion do not limit the scope of ..."

6. A Treatise on the Law of Railroads by Edward Lillie Pierce (1881)
"Occasions for Use of the Power ; the Necessity or exigency requiring its ... The necessity or exigency, which justifies the exercise of the power of eminent ..."

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