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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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Most recently, the United Nations conclusively found that Tehran was behind the illicit supply of weapons to the Houthis in Yemen, in violation of UN Security Council resolution 2216, which imposes an arms embargo on the Houthi rebels, and resolution 2231, which bans the Iranian regime from transferring weapons and advancing its ballistic missile program in specific instancies. In addition, the regime continues to pose a threat when it comes to its nuclear program because the Iranian leadership does not allow inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to inspect some of its military sites, such as Parchin military base.
El dret comu s'expandeix per les universitats i rep el suport de diverses instancies politiques i religioses.