Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    Demand, want, need, imperativeness.
    —Exigency of a bond. That which tha bond demands or exacts, i. e., the act, performance, or event upon which it is conditioned.
    —Exigency of a writ. The command or imperativeness of a writ; the directing part of a writ; the act or performance which it commands.