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Exigent, subst. 1) exigence, pressing necessity, decisive moment: “why do you cross me in this e.?” Caes. V, 1, 19. “thou art sworn, that when the e. should come, . . . thou then wouldst kill me,” Ant. IV, 14, 63.
2) end: “these eyes wax dim, as drawing to their e.” H6A II, 5, 9.
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