emergency
emer·gen·cy n pl -cies
1: an unforeseen combination of circumstances or the resulting state that calls for immediate action
2: an urgent need for assistance or relief
a state of emergency

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

emergency
I noun accident, casus, climacteric, condition of insufficiency, crisis, critical point, crucial period, difficulty, dilemma, discrimen, exigency, extremity, insufficiency of service, last minute need, necessitousness, need, need for action, needfulness, plight, predicament, pressing necessity, pressing need, strait, sudden peril, tempus, trouble, unexpected happening, unforeseen condition, unforeseen occurrence, urgency associated concepts: Emergency Court of Appeals, Emergency Defense Act, emergency employment doctrine, Emergency Price Control Act, private necessity, public emergency, public necessity II index casualty, catastrophe, debacle, disaster, peril, plight, predicament, quagmire

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


emergency
A sudden, unforeseen happening requiring action to protect lives or property.
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

emergency
n.
   a sudden, unforeseen happening which requires action to correct or to protect lives and/or property.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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