exigency exigency  /ˌɛk ˈsɪ dʒən si/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a pressing or urgent situation
  2. (n) a sudden unforeseen crisis (usually involving danger) that requires immediate action

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. The CEO stunned the company by announcing that because of "financial exigency," 50% of the staff were to be fired.
  2. Champions steal a vigor from exigency and use the electric air of crises as a wine.
  3. During the war even the old and sick were called up for duty due to the exigency of the situation.

News

  1. Cayuga CC Board of Trustees passes a resolution declaring financial exigency

    During its monthly meeting tonight (July 17), the Cayuga Community College Board of Trustees passed a resolution in an 8 to 1 vote declaring financial exigency. The declaration follows the board’s approval of a conservative budget of $30.32 million last month. That budget goes before Cayuga County Legislature for approval on July 23. Continue reading ? The post Cayuga CC Board of Trustees passes ...
    on July 18, 2013     Source: Oswego County Today

  2. UPDATED: Cayuga Community College Board of Trustees declares state of fiscal exigency

    AUBURN | Budget woes continue to increase at Cayuga Community College after its Board of Trustees approved a resolution Wednesday officially declaring a state of financial exigency at the school.
    on July 18, 2013     Source: The Auburn Citizen

Quotes

  1. "Exigency lent the commission its legitimacy, but did not further justify the wholesale jettisoning of procedural protections," Stevens wrote.
    on Jun 29, 2006 By: John Paul Stevens Source: Bloomberg

  2. "ACMA has a good track record, but this highlights that through the exigency of law and procedure, inadvertently, some of the contents on the list can be made public. We will pursue this matter with ACMA. There's obviously a major flaw in the...
    on Feb 23, 2009 By: Nick Minchin Source: NEWS.com.au

  3. As I heard this, I remembered that earlier this year Cameron's close friend and shadow cabinet member Ed Vaizey said Cameron is "much more Conservative than he acts, or than he is forced to be by political exigency".
    on May 4, 2010 By: Ed Vaizey Source: Independent

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