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."
Syn. -- Demand; urgency; distress; pressure; emergency; necessity; crisis.
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