Exigent

Definition of Exigent

Ex`i`gent
a.1.Exacting or requiring immediate aid or action; pressing; critical.
n.1.Exigency; pressing necessity; decisive moment.
Why do you cross me in this exigent?
- Shak.
2.(o. Eng. Law) The name of a writ in proceedings before outlawry.

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