in extremis

in extremis
A situation of such exceptional urgency that immediate action must be taken to minimize imminent loss of life or catastrophic degradation of the political or military situation.

Military dictionary. 2000.

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  • extremis — (in) (i nèk stré mis ) loc. adv. À la dernière extrémité, à l article de la mort. Disposition testamentaire in extremis. Mariage célébré in extremis, ou mariage in extremis. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Lat. in, en, dans, extremis, les choses extrêmes …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • extremis — (in) → in extremis ⇒EXTREMIS, voir IN EXTREMIS …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • extremis — A description of the state of being ill beyond the hope of recovery, with death imminent. Dictionary from West s Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005. extremis A description of the state of being ill beyond the …   Law dictionary

  • extremis\ in — extremis (in) → in extremis …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • extremis — see IN EXTREMIS …   Medical dictionary

  • extremis — n →↑in extremis …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • extremis — UK US See:in extremis …   Useful english dictionary

  • EXTREMIS — (IN). loc. adv. empruntée du latin. À l article de la mort. On l emploie surtout en Jurisprudence. Disposition de dernière volonté faite in extremis, ou Disposition in extremis. Mariage célébré in extremis, ou Mariage in extremis …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • extremis — ex|trem|is see IN EXTREMIS …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • extremis — [[t]ɪkstri͟ːmɪs[/t]] see in extremis …   English dictionary

  • extremis — noun see in extremis …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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