A decisive point
A highly volatile dangerous situation requiring immediate remedial action
In 1887 a severe banking crisis occurred in Sardinia.
the larger part of his life, at that great crisis of the world's history, in other lands.
They would part at the first interesting crisis in their adventures.
The crisis came with the discovery of a treasonable plot for the subornation of the army, in which many Socialist members of the Duma were involved.
In its ultimate effects the crisis was by no means evil.