pressing necessity


pressing necessity
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  • Pressing — Press ing, a. Urgent; exacting; importunate; as, a pressing necessity. {Press ing*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pressing — adj Pressing, urgent, imperative, crying, importunate, insistent, exigent, instant are comparable when they mean demanding or claiming attention and especially immediate attention. Pressing often implies directly or indirectly the use of pressure …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Necessity — Ne*ces si*ty, n.; pl. {Necessities}. [OE. necessite, F. n[ e]cessit[ e], L. necessitas, fr. necesse. See {Necessary}.] 1. The quality or state of being necessary, unavoidable, or absolutely requisite; inevitableness; indispensableness. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • necessity — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) I n. need (see necessity); compulsion; poverty. II What must happen Nouns 1. necessity, necessitation, obligation, compulsion, subjection; needfulness, essentiality, indispensability; dire or cruel… …   English dictionary for students

  • Necessity in Canadian law — For a general discussion of the necessity defense, see necessity defense. Canadian criminal law allows for a common law defence of necessity. The leading case for the defence is Perka v. The Queen [1984] 2 S.C.R. 232 in which Dickson J. described …   Wikipedia

  • necessity — noun /nɪˈsɛsəti/ a) The quality or state of being necessary, unavoidable, or absolutely requisite; inevitableness; indispensableness. Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive. b) The condition of… …   Wiktionary

  • necessity — n. 1. Unavoidableness, inevitableness. 2. Compulsion, fatality, fate, destiny, irresistible force, overruling power. 3. Indispensableness, indispensability, need. 4. Need, needfulness, urgency, exigency, pressing want. 5. Requirement, requisite,… …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • Of necessity — Necessity Ne*ces si*ty, n.; pl. {Necessities}. [OE. necessite, F. n[ e]cessit[ e], L. necessitas, fr. necesse. See {Necessary}.] 1. The quality or state of being necessary, unavoidable, or absolutely requisite; inevitableness; indispensableness.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • public necessity and convenience — Need for the services of a carrier to operate upon the highway sufficient to justify the public authority in granting franchise, license, or permission for operation. 13 Am J2d Car § 82. Ground for the improvement of a highway, existing in use by …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • work of necessity — Work coming within an exception to a Sunday observance law as required under an emergency which will not reasonably admit of delay or in satisfaction of a need so pressing in its nature as to rescue the act performed from the imputation of a… …   Ballentine's law dictionary