exigency

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle French exigence from Late Latin exigentia "urgency" from Latin exigere "to demand"

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(General American) IPA(key): [ˈɛɡzɨdʒənsi]

Noun[edit]

exigency (plural exigencies)

  1. (chiefly plural) The demands or requirements of a situation.
  2. An urgent situation.
  3. A situation requiring extreme effort or attention.

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