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Exigent definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

EXI'GENT, n. Pressing business; occasion that calls for immediate help. [Not used.] See Exigence.]
1. In law, a writ which lies where the defendant is not to be found, or after a return of non est inventus on former writs; the exigent or exigi facias then issues, which requires the sheriff to cause the defendant to be proclaimed or exacted, in five county courts successively, to render himself; and if he does not, he is outlawed.
2. End; extremity. [Not used.]

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: demanding attention; "clamant needs"; "a crying need"; "regarded literary questions as exigent and momentous"- H.L.Mencken; "insistent hunger"; "an instant need" [syn: clamant, crying, exigent, insistent, instant]
2: requiring precise accuracy; "an exacting job"; "became more exigent over his pronunciation" [syn: exigent, exacting]

Merriam Webster's

adjective Etymology: Latin exigent-, exigens, present participle of exigere to demand more at exact Date: 1629 1. requiring immediate aid or action <exigent circumstances> 2. requiring or calling for much ; demanding <an exigent client> exigently adverb

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. 1 requiring much; exacting. 2 urgent, pressing. Etymology: ME f. L exigere EXACT

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Exigent Ex"i*gent, n. 1. Exigency; pressing necessity; decisive moment. [Obs.] Why do you cross me in this exigent? --Shak. 2. (o. Eng. Law) The name of a writ in proceedings before outlawry. --Abbott.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Exigent Ex`i*gent, a. [L. exigens, -entis, p. pr. of exigere to drive out or forth, require, exact. See Exact.] Exacting or requiring immediate aid or action; pressing; critical. ``At this exigent moment.'' --Burke.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

a. Urgent, pressing.

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