- the quality of being expedient; advantageousness; advisability.
- a regard for what is politic or advantageous rather than for what is right or just; a sense of self-interest.
- something expedient.
Origin of expediency
Examples from the Web for expedience
Still, Clinton gets it, at least theoretically or just as a matter of expedience, and so too does Rubio.Stock Market America and the Rest of Us
July 10, 2014
It is likely that a similar phenomenon of expedience translating into better health governs other diseases as well.Why Christmas Is So Deadly
December 24, 2012
I'm making my decisions based on stress and expedience and my gut and who's pouting and who's crying.Suzy Welch Dishes
April 16, 2009
Expedience is that which is good for the community, and good for every individual in it.Thoughts on the Present Discontents
Whatever duty and expedience require to be done, we are willing to do.The Impending Crisis of the South
Hinton Rowan Helper
Justice is his first guide, the second law of his actions is expedience.
What but the expedience of a law that will never be executed?The Works of Samuel Johnson, Vol. 10.
He will show that such things which in expedience ought not to have been done were unavoidable, and therefore to be excused.The Brothers' War
John Calvin Reed
- appropriateness; suitability
- the use of or inclination towards methods that are advantageous rather than fair or just
- another word for expedient (def. 3)
Word Origin and History for expedience
mid-15c., "advantage, benefit," from Old French expedience, from Late Latin expedientia, from expedientem (see expedient). Related: Expediency (1610s).