exigency


ex·i·gen·cy

noun \ˈek-sə-jən(t)-sē, ig-ˈzi-jən(t)-\

: something that is necessary in a particular situation

plural ex·i·gen·cies

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

  1. <the exigencies requiring snap decisions that traders on the stock exchange face every day>

First Known Use of EXIGENCY

1581

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