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1. The quality or condition of being insistent; urgency: the instancy of their prayers.
2. Immediacy of occurrence; instantaneousness: the instancy of her response.


1. the quality of being urgent or imminent
2. instantaneousness; immediateness


(ˈɪn stən si)

1. the quality of being instant; urgency; pressing nature.
2. immediateness.
[1505–15; < Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.instancy - the quickness of action or occurrence; "the immediacy of their response"; "the instancy of modern communication"
celerity, rapidity, rapidness, speediness, quickness - a rate that is rapid
2.instancy - the quality of being insistent; "he pressed his demand with considerable instancy"
urgency - pressing importance requiring speedy action; "the urgency of his need"
archaicism, archaism - the use of an archaic expression
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8) Armstrong << soutient qu'il existe des universaux, parallelement aux particuliers, a condition qu'ils remplissent la double condition suivante : ne pas contredire au realisme scientifique et etre instancies dans des particuliers >> (Nef, 2007, p.
El dret comu s'expandeix per les universitats i rep el suport de diverses instancies politiques i religioses.