Conjuncture

Con*junc"ture

(?; 135), n. [Cf. F. conjoncture, LL. conjunctura.] 1. The act of joining, or state of being joined; union; connection; combination.
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The conjuncture of philosophy and divinity.
Hobbes.
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A fit conjuncture or circumstances.
Addison.
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2. A crisis produced by a combination of circumstances; complication or combination of events or circumstances; plight resulting from various conditions.
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He [Chesterfield] had recently governed Ireland, at a momentous conjuncture, with eminent firmness, wisdom, and humanity.
Macaulay.
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