Definitions of "necessity"
  1. The situation where specific circumstances push towards taking a particular action
  2. A legal defense that justifies a criminal act by the defendant due to the urgency of the situation creating a greater potential harm than the act itself
  3. An essential element or condition needed for survival or existence
How to use "necessity" in a sentence
  1. The attorney argued that his client's actions were out of necessity, as ignoring the situation could have resulted in more severe damages.
  2. The underlying necessity of the act was considered during the evaluation of the defendant's case.
  3. Food, water, and shelter are considered basic necessities for human survival.

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