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ex•i•gen•cy



Pronunciation: (ek'si-jun-sē, ig-zij'un-), [key]
n.,
pl. -cies.

1. exigent state or character; urgency.
2. Usually, exigencies. 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. Also,ex'i•gence.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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