Con*junc"ture, n. [Cf. F. conjoncture, LL. conjunctura.]

1.

The act of joining, or state of being joined; union; connection; combination.

The conjuncture of philosophy and divinity. Hobbes.

A fit conjuncture or circumstances. Addison.

2.

A crisis produced by a combination of circumstances; complication or combination of events or circumstances; plight resulting from various conditions.

He [Chesterfield] had recently governed Ireland, at a momentous conjuncture, with eminent firmness, wisdom, and humanity. Macaulay.

 

© Webster 1913.

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