A good sized garden shovel on one side and a big canvas bag on the other expedites bank transactions in the islands.
The fair Nausicaa, though suddenly enamoured of the handsome stranger, conceals her passion and expedites his departure.
He expedites orders for America and Africa, yet could not withhold the slightest of its privileges from the republic of Lucca.
late 15c. (implied in past participle expedit), from Latin expeditus, past participle of expedire "extricate, disengage, liberate; procure, make ready, make fit, prepare," literally "free the feet from fetters," hence "liberate from difficulties," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + *pedis "fetter, chain for the feet," related to pes (genitive pedis) "foot" (see foot). Cf. Greek pede "fetter." Related: Expedited; expediting.