ex·​pe·​dit·​ed ˈek-spə-ˌdī-təd How to pronounce expedited (audio)
: accelerated or sped up : promptly executed
The so-called "Registered Traveler" program is designed to allow those who have submitted personal information, been fingerprinted and then been given a security clearance to bypass regular crowded security lines and move through their own expedited checkpoints.Scott McCartney

Examples of expedited in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Justice David Friedman, a judge on the state's intermediate appellate court, granted an interim stay of the trial and ordered the full appeals court to consider the lawsuit on an expedited basis. CBS News, 15 Sep. 2023 Earlier in the day, the court also granted Meadows' separate request for an expedited appeal, and set an initial briefing schedule on the matter. Olivia Rubin, ABC News, 13 Sep. 2023 Last month, Massachusetts Attorney General Andrea Campbell and 18 other state attorneys general also wrote to Mayorkas asking for expedited work authorizations. Samantha J. Gross, BostonGlobe.com, 11 Sep. 2023 The expedited system, which is not for all families, is much faster than the usual time for the backlogged immigration courts. Nick Miroff and Maria Sacchetti, Anchorage Daily News, 1 Sep. 2023 Specifically, for travelers who applied for passports on or after March 24, 2023, the current processing time for routine passport applications is 10 to 13 weeks, and 7 to 9 weeks with the expedited service, according to the US Department of State. Michael Cappetta, Travel + Leisure, 16 Aug. 2023 As of March 24, 2023, the latest available data, passport processing times were 10-13 weeks, and expedited service was taking seven to nine weeks. Gisselle Medina, Los Angeles Times, 2 Aug. 2023 Routine processing of passports currently takes between 10 and 13 weeks, and seven to nine weeks for expedited service, according to the State Department. Nathan Diller, USA TODAY, 13 July 2023 The State Department says its goal is to reduce processing times to about six to eight weeks for routine service and two to three weeks for expedited service. Michael Crowley, New York Times, 16 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1845, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of expedited was in 1845

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“Expedited.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/expedited. Accessed 2 Oct. 2023.

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