Pronunciation: (ek'si-jun-sē, ig-zij'un-),[key] —n., —pl.-cies. 1. exigent state or character; urgency.
2. Usually, exigencies. the need, demand, or requirement intrinsic to a circumstance, condition, etc.: the exigencies of city life. 3. a case or situation that demands prompt action or remedy; emergency: He promised help in any exigency.Also,ex'i•gence.