ETYM French demande, from demander. Related to Demand.
1. An urgent or peremptory request.
2. The ability and desire to purchase goods and services.
3. The act of demanding.
In economics, the quantity of a product or service that customers want to buy at any given price. Also, the desire for a commodity, together with ability to pay for it.
exigency / eksɪdʒənsi /
ETYM Late Lat. exigentia: cf. French exigence.
A pressing or urgent situation.