Definitions for: Exigent

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

Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

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.

Synonyms: clamant, crying, demanding, exacting, imperative, insistent, instant

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