Simple Definition of exigency
: something that is necessary in a particular situation
Full Definition of exigency
1 : that which is required in a particular situation —usually used in plural <exceptionally quick in responding to the exigencies of modern warfare — D. B. Ottaway>
2 a : the quality or state of being exigent b : a state of affairs that makes urgent demands <a leader must act in any sudden exigency>
Examples of exigency
<the exigencies requiring snap decisions that traders on the stock exchange face every day>
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