Exigency Ex"i*gen*cy, n.; pl. {Exigencies}. [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.'' --Ludlow.

Syn: Demand; urgency; distress; pressure; emergency; necessity; crisis. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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