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Definition of "exigency" []

  • The state or quality of requiring much effort or immediate action. (noun)
  • A pressing or urgent situation. See Synonyms at crisis. (noun)
  • Urgent requirements; pressing needs. Often used in the plural. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "exigency" in a sentence
  • "'In the use of the word exigency, the full sense of its effect is perfectly understood."
  • "However, in line with AAUP’s guidelines and outlined in the Tulane Faculty Handbook, termination of tenure due to financial exigency is “reviewed by the faculty of the division in which they hold appointment, then by the Senate Committee on Faculty Tenure, Freedom and Responsibility, with ultimate review of all controverted issues by the Tulane Board of Administrators.”"
  • "But again, the question is not whether exigency was an important variable to the wartime Court: Of course it was."