American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Requiring immediate action or remedy. See Synonyms at urgent.
- adj. Requiring much effort or expense; demanding.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Urgently requiring: exacting.
- n. An urgent occasion; an occasion that calls for immediate aid or action; an exigency.
- n. End; extremity.
- n. In English law, formerly, a writ preliminary to outlawry, which lay where the defendant could not be found, or after a return of non est inventus on former writs.
- adj. Urgent; needing immediate action.
- adj. Demanding; needing great effort.
- n. archaic Extremity; end; limit; pressing urgency
- n. obsolete, UK, law The name of a writ in proceedings before outlawry.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Exacting or requiring immediate aid or action; pressing; critical.
- n. obsolete Exigency; pressing necessity; decisive moment.
- n. (o. Eng. Law) The name of a writ in proceedings before outlawry.
- adj. requiring precise accuracy
- adj. demanding attention
- From Latin exigēns, present active participle of exigō ("demand, require"). (Wiktionary)
- Latin exigēns, exigent-, present participle of exigere, to demand; see exact. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“For his own system he claims the merit of establishing an invariable mode of causality, namely, that in every case by the sacrament validly received there is conferred a "title exigent of grace".”
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“Sacraments are practical signs of an intentional order: they manifest God's intention to give spiritual benefits; this manifestation of the Divine intention is a title exigent of grace (op. cit., 59 sq., 123 sq.”
“(d) All admit that the sacraments are, in some sense, the instrumental causes either of grace itself or of something else which will be a "title exigent of grace" (infra e).”
“BELL: Now, under the law, police may enter a home without knocking if certain so-called exigent circumstances exist.”
“The third area addressed by the inspector general relates to what is called exigent (ph) letters.”
“Well, that is very similar to the situation of the cop who hears screams from a house and doesnâ€™t have time to go get a warrant â€ itâ€™s called exigent circumstances and it can authorize action without a warrant in those kind of pressing circumstances.”
“These so-called exigent letters, which were often used when no emergency actually existed, were an extralegal contrivance that violated ECPA, bureau policy, and guidelines issued by the attorney general.”
“The inspector general's previous reports concluded the FBI's use of the so-called exigent letters circumvented the requirements of the Electronic Communications Privacy Act and violated the attorney general's guidelines and FBI policy.”
“In fact, the real number is 2,200 illegal requests out of a total of 4,400 so-called exigent requests, the”
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