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