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n. pl. im·mi·nen·cies
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Noun1.imminency - the state of being imminent and liable to happen soon
state - the way something is with respect to its main attributes; "the current state of knowledge"; "his state of health"; "in a weak financial state"
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The young Pawnee rolled his eye over the place, as if he were examining the terrific danger from which he had just escaped, but he disdained to betray the smallest emotion, at its imminency. His brow contracted, as he answered to the remark of the trapper by saying--
He said: "I bear in mind the imminency of the marriage and obviously all the parties would like a judgment before that."
AbdulAziz Al Ghurair, Chairman of The UAE Banks Federation dampened hopes for the imminency of a potential individual bankruptcy law, saying that a possible law would be "suicidal for the UAE" if there is not an agreement with the ex patriate's home countries.
He said: "The evidence from the Scottish referendum is that people really focus on the issue with the imminency of the poll and provided there is a reasonable gap then I think that is perfectly possible."
The notion of imminency finds its genesis in an exchange of
(209.) LAYCOCK, MODERN AMERICAN REMEDIES, supra note 74, at 586; cf Fiss, supra note 8, at 1122 (commenting that the distinction between the declaratory judgment and the injunction does "not seem relevant to the imminency requirement" traditionally associated with injunctive relief).
The difference between a client posing a medium risk or high risk of causing harm is considered in terms of an assessment of imminency. That is, whether the significant harm identified is likely to take place immediately.
Its imminency in the sense of contents aspects is to immediately salvage out meaningful themes, compelling ideas, or a life-long pending project, i.e.
"When a woman resumes going to the menstrual hut following her last birth, the husband's patrilineage is informed of the imminency of conception and cuckoldry risk," Strassmann said.
Absent imminency, pre-emptive targeting of a suspected terrorist will be regarded as not being absolutely necessary, or as an arbitrary deprivation of life, no matter how strong the evidence that he is planning further terrorist attacks and how high the probability that there may not be another opportunity to prevent such attacks." (119)
States will predictably find themselves facing an adaptable enemy that may not be targeted on the basis of self defense due to an unproven and perhaps unprovable lack of imminency, even as they are hindered from rapid jus in bello targeting due to the highly contested nature of the direct participation criteria that might permit uncontroversial operations.