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There is no peace because the making of peace is at least as costly as the making of war - at least as exigent, at least as disruptive, at least as liable to bring disgrace and prison and death in its wake.
Daniel Berrigan

Meaning of "exigent" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD EXIGENT

From Latin exigere to drive out, weigh out, from agere to drive, compel.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF EXIGENT

exigent  [ˈɛksɪdʒənt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF EXIGENT

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Exigent is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES EXIGENT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Exigent circumstance in United States law

An exigent circumstance, in the criminal procedure law of the United States, allows law enforcement, under certain circumstances, to enter a structure without a search warrant or, if they have a "knock and announce" warrant, without knocking and waiting for refusal. It must be a situation where people are in imminent danger, evidence faces imminent destruction, or a suspect's imminent escape.

Definition of exigent in the English dictionary

The definition of exigent in the dictionary is urgent; pressing. Other definition of exigent is exacting; demanding.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH EXIGENT


agent
ˈeɪdʒənt
argent
ˈɑːdʒənt
contingent
kənˈtɪndʒənt
corrigent
ˈkɒrɪdʒənt
detergent
dɪˈtɜːdʒənt
diligent
ˈdɪlɪdʒənt
dirigent
ˈdɪrɪdʒənt
divergent
daɪˈvɜːdʒənt
indigent
ˈɪndɪdʒənt
intelligent
ɪnˈtɛlɪdʒənt
intransigeant
ɪnˈtrænsɪdʒənt
intransigent
ɪnˈtrænsɪdʒənt
negligent
ˈnɛɡlɪdʒənt
newsagent
ˈnjuːzˌeɪdʒənt
pageant
ˈpædʒənt
reagent
riːˈeɪdʒənt
regent
ˈriːdʒənt
sergeant
ˈsɑːdʒənt
unintelligent
ˌʌnɪnˈtɛlɪdʒənt
urgent
ˈɜːdʒənt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE EXIGENT

exies
exigeant
exigence
exigencies
exigency
exigently
exigible
exiguity
exiguous
exiguously
exiguousness
exilable
exile
exiled
exiler
exilian
exilic
exility
eximious
eximiously

WORDS THAT END LIKE EXIGENT

chemical agent
convergent
emergent
estate agent
export agent
free agent
gent
indulgent
insurance agent
insurgent
nonnegligent
pungent
real-estate agent
release agent
Sargent
secret agent
special agent
stringent
travel agent
wetting agent

Synonyms and antonyms of exigent in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «EXIGENT»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «exigent» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of exigent

Translation of «exigent» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF EXIGENT

Find out the translation of exigent to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of exigent from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «exigent» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

迫切
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

exigente
570 millions of speakers

English

exigent
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

जल्द
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

إلحاحا
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

требовательным
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

exigente
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অত্যাবশ্যক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

exigeant
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Ketuhanan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

zwingend
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

緊急の
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

위급
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Exigent
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

gấp
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

exigent
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

निर्दय
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

zorlayıcı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

esigente
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

wymagający
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

вимогливим
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

exigent
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

απαιτητικούς
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

dringende
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

exigent
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

presserende
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of exigent

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «EXIGENT»

The term «exigent» is quite widely used and occupies the 41.900 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «EXIGENT» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about exigent

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QUOTES WITH «EXIGENT»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word exigent.
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Daniel Berrigan
There is no peace because the making of peace is at least as costly as the making of war - at least as exigent, at least as disruptive, at least as liable to bring disgrace and prison and death in its wake.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «EXIGENT»

Discover the use of exigent in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to exigent and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Introduction to Criminal Justice
If a person is subjected to a warrantless arrest, a hearing is held to determine if probable cause exists that he committed the crime. exigent circumstances exigent circumstances Emergency or immediate circumstances. Emergency or ...
Larry Siegel, 2009
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Review of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Use of ...
For much of the period when exigent letters were used, we found that there was no written guidance for CAU personnel regarding the circumstances under which exigent letters could be used. We found that there was only a general ...
Glenn A. Fine, 2010
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Criminal Law and Procedure: An Overview
Many of the “well-delineated exceptions” to the warrant clause requirement are merely specific types of exigent circumstances. Search incident to arrest, hot pursuit, and temporary detentions are particular types of emergencies that occur often ...
Ronald Bacigal, 2008
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Historia placitorum coronæ: The history of the pleas of the ...
diBorum jujlitiariorum, ij quod post for which murder he was indicted mortem suam pojitm suit in exigendis ; and outlawed upon an exigent Zr upon which point the parties joined warded against him by the justices issue, and in the following ...
Sir Matthew Hale, George Wilson, 1778
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The Law-dictionary: Explaining the Rise, Progress, and ...
The return of outlawry upon' the exigent must be certain as to the time and place of exacting the defendant and pther necessai-y particulars. In the return to the writ of proclamation, it is not necessary that the sheriff should allege, that the ...
Sir Thomas Edlyne Tomlins, Thomas Colpitts Granger, 1836
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The History of the Pleas of the Crown: In Two Volumes
And tho the outlawry be reversed for error in law or in fact, as if the party were imprisond at the time of the outlawry and after the - _ ' n exigent, whereby the outlawry is reversed, yet the exigent be- ' ing well awarded the forfeiture of the goods ...
Matthew Hale, George Wilson, Thomas Dogherty, 1800
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Surveillance Or Security?: The Risks Posed by New ...
193) U.S. Department of Justice, Office of the Inspector General, Oversight and Review Division, Federal Bureau of Investigation's Use of Exigent Letters, 41-42. 79. (p. 193) U.S. Department of Justice, Office of the Inspector General, Oversight  ...
Susan Eva Landau, 2010
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Historia Placitorum Coronae: The History of the Pleas of the ...
award of the exigent for the party so put in exigent or his executors to reverse the award of the exigent, if it were erroneously awarded for error in law or error in fact . M. 33 ^ 34 Eliz. B. R. Marshe's case adjudged, cited in Foxley'g case, 5 Co.
Sir Matthew Hale, William Axton Stokes, Edward Ingersoll, 1847
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Statutes at Large ...: (43 v.) ... From Magna charta to 1800
into such exigent shall be awarded, to be called according to the law ; (4) and also in every writ of exigent in any Proclamations action personal, whereof the process or exigent at the said where the pr- (irteenth day of Easter, or after, shall be ...
Great Britain, 1763
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The Statutes at Large: From the Magna Charta, to the End of ...
into such exigent shall be awarded, to be called according to the law ; (4) and also in every writ of exigent in any Proclamations action personal, whereof the process or exigent at the said where the par- fifteenth day of Easier, or after, shall be ...
Great Britain, Danby Pickering, 1763

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «EXIGENT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term exigent is used in the context of the following news items.
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Alcohol level usable against driver in East Hanover fatal
Judge Robert Gilson, sitting in Morristown, issued a written decision that said prosecutors established there were "exigent circumstances" -- a ... «Daily Record, Jul 15»
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Baltimore police union blasts commanders in 'after action review' of riot
Commanders have said they publicized the threat under "exigent" circumstances, and would do it again. The union said that was an example that the agency is ... «Police News, Jul 15»
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Transparency reporting guidelines released for businesses
Disclosures in emergency or exigent circumstances: refers to requests made to assist law enforcement agencies in situations involving serious ... «Lexology, Jul 15»
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Police union blasts commanders in 'after action review' of riot
Commanders have said they publicized the threat under "exigent" circumstances, and would do it again. The union said that was an example ... «Baltimore Sun, Jul 15»
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Weedin | HELP! I Need Somebody…
However, there is one very important set of lyrics that is exigent to the song. Let's take just a moment to inspect these lyrics and see how they ... «Kitsap Sun, Jul 15»
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Kansas Court of Appeals To Hear Oral Arguments July 14-15 in Beloit
The state contends the doctrines of inevitable discovery and exigent circumstances permitted the search and, in turn, the use of the evidence in ... «Salina Post, Jul 15»
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The Karachi issues
This exigent issue arose at the end of the 2014 in Mohabbat Nagar and got further aggravated because of the apathy and callous indifference ... «Pakistan Observer, Jul 15»
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Legislation introduced to address UAS related privacy concerns
Exigent Circumstances: when “swift action is necessary” to: (1) prevent imminent danger of death or serious bodily harm; (2) to counter an ... «Lexology, Jul 15»
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Bid to Upset Conviction on Improper Search Claim Fails
A unanimous panel said in an opinion by Justice Leland DeGrasse that "the court below correctly determined that exigent circumstances ... «New York Law Journal, Jul 15»
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AIG v. FRBNY In The Crosshairs: It's Time To Rethink Fannie And …
... Federal Reserve Act (FRA), which did allow the Fed to act in a time of “unusual and exigent circumstances.” Judge Engelmayer disagreed on ... «Forbes, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Exigent [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/exigent>. Nov 2019 ».
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