Latin. To force out. That you cause to be exacted (or demanded). Circumstances of conditions that require immediate attention or action such as those in an emergency. The emergency is such that it will justify the police to search without a warrant. Exigent circumstances occur in hot pursuit or when evidence is about to be destroyed or when there is a serious threat to public harm. A writ issued in the course of proceedings to outlawry, deriving its name and application from the mandatory words found therein, signifying, 'that you cause to be exacted or required; and it is that proceeding in an outlawry which, with the writ of proclamation, issued at the same time, immediately precedes the writ of capias utlagatum.