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Noun: exigency  ek-si-jun(t)-see
  1. A pressing or urgent situation
    "the health-care exigency";
    - exigence
     
  2. A sudden unforeseen crisis (usually involving danger) that requires immediate action
    "he never knew what to do in an exigency";
    - emergency, pinch, exigence

Derived forms: exigencies

Type of: crisis

Encyclopedia: Exigency