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exigency

noun [C or U] uk   /ˈek.sɪ.dʒən.si/ formal us  
the difficulties of a situation, especially one that causes urgent demands: the exigencies of war Economic exigency obliged the government to act.Difficult things and peoplePreventing and impeding
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