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expediency

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noun ex·pe·di·en·cy \-dē-ən(t)-sē\

Definition of expediency

plural ex·pe·di·en·cies

  1. 1 :  the quality or state of being suited to the end in view :  suitability, fitness

  2. 2 obsolete a :  haste, dispatch b :  an enterprise requiring haste or caution

  3. 3 :  adherence to expedient means and methods <put more emphasis on expediency than on principle — W. H. Jones>

  4. 4 :  a means of achieving a particular end :  expedient

ex·pe·di·en·tial play \-ˌspē-dē-ˈen-chəl\ adjective


Examples of expediency

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



1597

First Known Use of expediency

1597


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