- An emergency or immediate requirement that arises in a specific circumstance
- The condition of being urgent or extremely necessary
- A situation that urgently requires remedial action or intervention
- The police might enter a home without a warrant due to the exigency of the situation.
- The exigency of funding issues led the nonprofit organization to seek immediate donations.
- The power outage caused an exigency at the hospital that required immediate action to ensure patient safety.