Precipitance Pre*cip"i*tance, Precipitancy Pre*cip"i*tan*cy, n. [From {Precipitant}.] The quality or state of being precipitant, or precipitate; headlong hurry; excessive or rash haste in resolving, forming an opinion, or executing a purpose; precipitation; as, the precipitancy of youth. ``Precipitance of judgment.'' --I. Watts. [1913 Webster]

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