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ex·i·gent

 (ĕk′sə-jənt)
adj.
1. Requiring immediate action; pressing: an exigent need. See Synonyms at urgent.
2. Having or making urgent demands; demanding: "Some citizens ... seized the offending material and made a bonfire of it ... to the gratification of an exigent crowd" (Garry Wills).

[Latin exigēns, exigent-, present participle of exigere, to demand; see exact.]

ex′i·gent·ly adv.

exigent

(ˈɛksɪdʒənt)
adj
1. urgent; pressing
2. exacting; demanding
[C15: from Latin exigere to drive out, weigh out, from agere to drive, compel]
ˈexigently adv

ex•i•gent

(ˈɛk sɪ dʒənt)

adj.
1. requiring immediate action or aid; urgent; pressing.
2. requiring a great deal, or more than is reasonable.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Latin exigent-, s. of exigēns, present participle of exigere to drive out, demand; see exact]
ex′i•gent•ly, adv.

exigent

- A good word to write on letters or packages, since everyone else writes "urgent" or "rush."
See also related terms for rush.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.exigent - demanding attention; "clamant needs"; "a crying need"; "regarded literary questions as exigent and momentous"- H.L.Mencken; "insistent hunger"; "an instant need"
imperative - requiring attention or action; "as nuclear weapons proliferate, preventing war becomes imperative"; "requests that grew more and more imperative"
2.exigent - requiring precise accuracy; "an exacting job"; "became more exigent over his pronunciation"
demanding - requiring more than usually expected or thought due; especially great patience and effort and skill; "found the job very demanding"; "a baby can be so demanding"

exigent

adjective
1. Compelling immediate attention:
2. Requiring great or extreme bodily, mental, or spiritual strength:
Translations
égetőigényeskövetelőkövetelődzősürgős

exigent

[ˈeksɪdʒənt] ADJexigente; (= urgent) → urgente

exigent

adj (= urgent)zwingend, dringend; (= exacting) masterstreng, gestreng (old)
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Although courts have long recognized the existence of an exigent circumstance exception to the Fourth Amendment's warrant requirement, the Supreme Court's decisions in Brigham City and Fisher provide much-needed guidance to officers who routinely confront situations, such as those present in these two cases.
24) While this may have a tendency to encourage the police to obtain only an arrest warrant when they should also have a search warrant, they do not gain much from doing so because they will still have to establish probable cause to a magistrate, or an exigent circumstance, in order to enter the home.
As was discussed above,(132) the probable cause and exigent circumstance analysis, as ordinarily applied, focuses exclusively on the officers' law enforcement objective.
This exigent circumstance exception would also apply if the suspect or his henchmen were about to destroy evidence.
One controversial exigent circumstance which has been accepted is that bit about destruction of evidence.
The commission finds that the Postal Service has shown the recent recession to be an exigent circumstance but it has failed both to quantify the impact of the recession on its Finances and to who show its rate request relates to the resulting loss of mail volume," Goldway said.
Likewise, family members with relatives on active duty have the right to take off time from work when exigent circumstance arises.
The Court determined that an exigent circumstance created by the arrival of law enforcement officers at a residence does not negate the emergency warrant exception.
And former Mayor Rudy Giuliani said: "If you're really dealing with an exigent circumstance, then the president has to act in the best interests of the country.
25) While one could dispute this assessment of what constitutes an exigent circumstance, clearly this case--the only one of this type Roberts discussed--does not support his claim that the majority rule will somehow prevent police from protecting victims of domestic violence.
In light of the exigent circumstances, we are confident that we are taking the necessary steps to position the Company for a breakout in late 2008 and throughout 2009.
A certain kind of inevitability is born when exigent circumstances meet dashed hopes and the results of the four state elections in India -- Delhi, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh -- are testimony to this.