imminence (n.) c.1600, from L.L. imminentia, from L. imminentem (see IMMINENT (Cf. imminent)).

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  • imminence — [ iminɑ̃s ] n. f. • 1787; bas lat. imminentia → imminent ♦ Caractère de ce qui est imminent. ⇒ approche, proximité. L imminence de la crise. Devant l imminence du danger. « Le médecin ne cachait pas l imminence d une issue fatale » (A. Arnoux). ● …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Imminence — Im mi*nence, n. [Cf. F. imminence, L. imminentia, See {Imminent}.] 1. The condition or quality of being imminent; a threatening, as of something about to happen. The imminence of any danger or distress. Fuller. [1913 Webster] 2. That which is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Imminence — is the quality of being imminent, i.e. about to happen. Topics where the concept is utilised include: *In law: **Imminent threat, justification for the use of force in international law **Right of self defense for civilians requires a similar… …   Wikipedia

  • imminence — index threat Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • imminence — [im′ə nəns] n. [L imminentia] 1. the quality or fact of being imminent: also imminency 2. something imminent; esp., impending evil, danger, etc …   English World dictionary

  • imminence — (i mmi nan s ) s. f. Qualité de ce qui est imminent. •   L imminence du péril ne trouble pas les habitudes de l apathique oisiveté, NECKER dans le Dict. de DOCHEZ..    Terme de médecine. Imminence morbide, état de l organisme qui n est pas la… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • IMMINENCE — s. f. Qualité de ce qui est imminent. L imminence du péril …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • IMMINENCE — n. f. Qualité de ce qui est imminent. L’imminence du péril …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • imminence — /im euh neuhns/, n. 1. Also, imminency. the state or condition of being imminent or impending: the imminence of war. 2. something that is imminent, esp. an impending evil or danger. [1600 10; < LL imminentia. See IMMINENT, ENCE] * * * …   Universalium

  • imminence — /ˈɪmənəns/ (say imuhnuhns) noun 1. the state or fact of being imminent or impending: imminence of war. 2. that which is imminent; impending evil or danger …   Australian English dictionary

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