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exigency

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Etymology

From the Middle French exigence from Late Latin exigentia "urgency" from Latin exigere "to demand"

Noun

Singular
exigency

Plural
exigencies

exigency (exigencies)
  1. The demands or requirements of a situation (usually plural.)
  2. An urgent situation.
  3. A situation requiring extreme effort or attention.

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