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Meaning of exigency

ex•i•gen•cy

Pronunciation: (ek'si-jun-sē, ig-zij'un-), [key]
— pl. -cies.
  1. exigent state or character; urgency.
  2. Usually,the need, demand, or requirement intrinsic to a circumstance, condition, etc.: the exigencies of city life.
  3. a case or situation that demands prompt action or remedy; emergency: He promised help in any exigency.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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