Definition of instancy in English:

instancy

noun

mass nounarchaic
  • 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.’

Origin

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

Pronunciation

instancy

/ˈɪnst(ə)nsi/