In·stan·cy n. Instance; urgency. [Obs.]
Those heavenly precepts which our Lord and Savior with so great instancy gave. --Hooker.
n 1: the quickness of action or occurrence; "the immediacy of
their response"; "the instancy of modern communication"
[syn: immediacy, immediateness, instantaneousness]
2: urgently demanding attention; "the insistence of their
hunger"; "he pressed his demand with considerable
instancy" [syn: imperativeness, insistence, insistency]