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expediency

expediency

noun ex·pe·di·en·cy \-dē-ən(t)-sē\
plural ex·pe·di·en·cies

Definition of EXPEDIENCY

1
:  the quality or state of being suited to the end in view :  suitability, fitness
2
obsolete
a :  haste, dispatch
b :  an enterprise requiring haste or caution
3
:  adherence to expedient means and methods <put more emphasis on expediency than on principle — W. H. Jones>
4
:  a means of achieving a particular end :  expedient
ex·pe·di·en·tial \-ˌspē-dē-ˈen-chəl\ adjective

Examples of EXPEDIENCY

  1. <the expediency of such a plan is questionable>

First Known Use of EXPEDIENCY

1597

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