- public emergency
- An unusual exigency bearing directly upon the public welfare, the determination of which is primarily a legislative function. 16 Am J2d Const L §§ 270, 300. Any emergency so affecting the public health and safety that summary relief by restriction of the offending thing is necessary. 39 Am J1st Nuis § 187.
Ballentine's law dictionary. Anderson, W.S.. 1998.
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