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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ex·i·gen·cy /ˈɛksəʤən(t)si, ɪgˈzɪʤən(t)-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ex·i·gen·cy n.; pl. Exigencies   The state of being exigent; urgent or exacting want; pressing necessity or distress; need; a case demanding immediate action, supply, or remedy; as, an unforeseen exigency. “The present exigency of his affairs.”
 Syn: -- Demand; urgency; distress; pressure; emergency; necessity; crisis.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a pressing or urgent situation; "the health-care exigency"
      2: a sudden unforeseen crisis (usually involving danger) that
         requires immediate action; "he never knew what to do in an
         emergency" [syn: emergency, pinch]