Meaning of instancy in English:


Pronunciation /ˈɪnst(ə)nsi/


mass noun archaic
  • Urgency.

    ‘he told his servants to press the message with greater instancy’
    • ‘But more than this, the whole efficiency paradigm has brought with it, or at the very least reflects, the ideology of instancy: rapid, continuous, updatable access with its commensurate faith in staying connected and contemporary.’
    • ‘While the instancy of their debut EP escaped the huddled domain of the keen-eyed talent spotters and marked them out as one of Britain's brightest hopes, To You The First Star takes patience.’


Early 16th century from Latin instantia (see instance).