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necessity

 [nĕ-ses´ĭ-te]
something necessary or indispensable.
pharmaceutic necessity (pharmaceutical necessity) a substance having slight or no value therapeutically, but used in the preparation of various pharmaceuticals, including preservatives, solvents, ointment bases, and flavoring, coloring, diluting, emulsifying, and suspending agents.

necessity

/ne·ces·si·ty/ (nĕ-ses´ĭ-te) something necessary or indispensable.
pharmaceutical necessity  a substance having slight or no value therapeutically, but used in the preparation of various pharmaceuticals, including preservatives, solvents, ointment bases, and flavoring, coloring, diluting, emulsifying, and suspending agents.

necessity

[nĕses′te]
something necessary or indispensable.

necessity

See Medical necessity.
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By talking of logical validity, we do no longer understand why these two kinds of necessity have to be distinguished.
1) If every B is A, and if every C is B, it results of necessity that every C is A.
2) If no B is A, and if every C is B, it results of necessity that no C is A.
contributes to the occurrence of the state of necessity.
resulting in a state of necessity," and that "an economic
suffered during the state of necessity should be borne by the
At the time of interview, his motives included a mixture of not only pull factors in that he had identified an opportunity but also push factors in that he was at first disgruntled with his formal job and wanted to do something more fulfilling and was later forced out of necessity to pursue this entrepreneurial venture, having encountered difficulties finding another job.
This appears to be a case, therefore, of necessity entrepreneurship since all other work is either absent or insufficient.
Ago concluded his extensive survey of necessity with the observation that "the concept of 'state of necessity' is far too deeply rooted in the consciousness of the members of the international community and of individuals within States.
Overall, Crawford found that concerns as to the possible abuse of necessity had not been borne out by experience.
148) Where the legislature, in enacting a law, already anticipated and weighed or balanced the harms, the defense of necessity is precluded.
155) However, the district court refused to submit the defense to the jury because, as a matter of law, the defendants failed to establish the elements required to assert the defense of necessity.