exigent exigent  /ˈɛk sɪ dʒənt/


  1. (adj) demanding attention
  2. (adj) requiring precise accuracy


  1. Global warming is one of the most exigent problems facing our society today.
  2. Given the seriousness of the situation, it was exigent that the police arrested and incarcerated the drug peddlers without an arrest warrant.


  • Multiple Assignments

    In applying for quo warranto, Wagner—an elderly man who had a family law cases in front of Halpin—also attacked the general practices of granting multiple or consecutive assignments of a particular judge to a particular court, of assigning retired judges without a finding of exigent circumstances, and of issuing orders that allow a retired judge to return to complete work on cases heard during ...
    on July 29, 2013     Source: Metropolitan News-Enterprise


  1. Bernanke said the central bank's emergency lending provisions, set up in March at the height of the credit crisis for a six-month period, could be carried into 2009 if the financial sector's "unusual and exigent circumstances continue to prevail."
    on Jul 8, 2008 By: Ben Bernanke Source: Trend News Agency

  2. But when he signed the postal reform act, Bush added a statement sayingt his administration would construe that provision "in a manner consistent, to the maximum extent permissible, with the need to conduct searches in exigent circumstances."
    on Jan 5, 2007 By: President Bush Source: Canton Repository (subscription)

  3. "I've told my troopers that I don't want them exceeding 80 unless they need to pass or unless there's some real exigent circumstance," Rendell said.
    on Apr 25, 2007 By: Ed Rendell Source: Patriot-News

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