Emergency

Definition of Emergency

E`mer´gen`cy
n.1.Sudden or unexpected appearance; an unforeseen occurrence; a sudden occasion.
Most our rarities have been found out by casual emergency.
- Glanvill.
2.An unforeseen occurrence or combination of circumstances which calls for immediate action or remedy; pressing necessity; exigency.
To whom she might her doubts propose,
On all emergencies that rose.
- Swift.
A safe counselor in most difficult emergencies.
- Brougham.

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