Search Result for "exigencies": 

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Exigency \Ex"i*gen*cy\, n.; pl. Exigencies. [LL. exigentia: cf. F. exigence.] The state of being exigent; urgent or exacting want; pressing necessity or distress; need; a case demanding immediate action, supply, or remedy; as, an unforeseen exigency. "The present exigency of his affairs." --Ludlow. Syn: Demand; urgency; distress; pressure; emergency; necessity; crisis. [1913 Webster]