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Definition of "exigent" [ex•i•gent]

  • Requiring immediate action or remedy. See Synonyms at urgent. (adjective)
  • Requiring much effort or expense; demanding. (adjective)

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 "exigent" in a sentence
  • "For his own system he claims the merit of establishing an invariable mode of causality, namely, that in every case by the sacrament validly received there is conferred a "title exigent of grace"."
  • "A couple things, have you ever heard of the word exigent?"
  • "Sacraments are practical signs of an intentional order: they manifest God's intention to give spiritual benefits; this manifestation of the Divine intention is a title exigent of grace (op. cit., 59 sq., 123 sq."