Definition of Exigent

1. Adjective. Demanding attention. "An instant need"

Exact synonyms: Clamant, Crying, Insistent, Instant
Similar to: Imperative
Derivative terms: Exigency, Exigency, Insistency, Instancy



2. Adjective. Requiring precise accuracy. "Became more exigent over his pronunciation"
Exact synonyms: Exacting
Similar to: Demanding

Definition of Exigent

1. a. Exacting or requiring immediate aid or action; pressing; critical.

2. n. Exigency; pressing necessity; decisive moment.

Definition of Exigent

1. Adjective. Urgent; needing immediate action. ¹

2. Adjective. Demanding; needing great effort. ¹

3. Noun. (archaic) Extremity; end; limit; pressing urgency ¹

4. Noun. (obsolete UK legal) The name of a writ in proceedings before outlawry. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Exigent

1. urgent [adj] - See also: urgent

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Exigent

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exies
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exigent (current term)
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exilable
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exilarchs

Literary usage of Exigent

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1. A General Abridgment of Law and Equity: Alphabetically Digested Under Proper by Charles Viner (1794)
"Br. exigent, pi. 24. cites 21 E. 2. In appeal the defendant rendered ... and had it, and at the day of the exigent returned, came the plaintiff, ..."

2. A Practical Treatise on the Criminal Law: Comprising the Practice, Pleadings by Joseph Chitty (1819)
"218 return to exigent of two exactions by former sheriff' and one by present, 218 return of one proclamation by former sheriff, who delivered over writ to ..."

3. A Glossary; Or, Collection of Words, Phrases, Names, and Allusions to by Robert Nares, James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, Thomas Wright (1867)
"But Shakespeare, or some one of his time, has used it for extremity, in the sense of end or termination: Why do you croes me in this exigent.' Jul. ..."

4. Historia Placitorum Coronae: The History of the Pleas of the Crown by Sollom Emlyn, Matthew Hale (1847)
"But the avoiding only of the outlawry avoids not the exigent if well awarded, nay altho the party render himself after the exigent awarded, and plead to the ..."

5. The Law-dictionary, Explaining the Rise, Progress, and Present State of the ...by Thomas Edlyne Tomlins by Thomas Edlyne Tomlins (1835)
"In addition to the exigent, a writ of proclamation was introduced by 6 Hen. 8. c. 4. which requires it to be directed to the sheriff of the county of which ..."

6. A Practical and Elementary Abridgment of the Cases Argued and Determined in by Charles Petersdorff, Elisha Hammond (1831)
"In addition to the exigent, a writ of proclamation was introduced by the slat. 6 Hen. 8. c. 4. which requires it to be directed to the sheriff of the county ..."

7. Laws of the State of New York by New York (State). (1802)
"... the fame court having the like teile and return as the faid writ of exigent, ... of the county where the defendant at the time of the exigent fo awarded ..."

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