instancy

instancy
instancy [in′stən sē]
n.
[L instantia]
the quality or condition of being instant; specif.,
a) urgency; insistence
b) Rare immediacy

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  • Instancy — In stan*cy, n. Instance; urgency. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Those heavenly precepts which our Lord and Savior with so great instancy gave. Hooker. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • instancy — noun (plural cies) Date: 1515 1. urgency, insistence 2. nearness of approach ; imminence 3. immediacy of occurrence or action ; instantaneousness …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • instancy — /in steuhn see/, n. 1. quality of being instant; urgency; pressing nature. 2. immediateness. [1505 15; < L instantia. See INSTANCE, ANCY] * * * …   Universalium

  • instancy — noun a) insistence, insistency b) immediacy, instantaneousness …   Wiktionary

  • instancy — noun archaic urgency …   English new terms dictionary

  • instancy — in·stan·cy …   English syllables

  • instancy — in•stan•cy [[t]ˈɪn stən si[/t]] n. 1) the quality of being instant; urgency; pressing nature 2) immediateness • Etymology: 1505–15; < L …   From formal English to slang

  • instancy — /ˈɪnstənsi/ (say instuhnsee) noun 1. the quality of being instant; urgency; pressing nature. 2. Rare immediateness …  

  • instancy — n. 1 urgency. 2 pressing nature. Etymology: L instantia: see INSTANCE …   Useful english dictionary

  • imperativeness — noun 1. the state of demanding notice or attention the insistence of their hunger the press of business matters • Syn: ↑insistence, ↑insistency, ↑press, ↑pressure • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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