expediency

[ ik-spee-dee-uh n-see ]
/ ɪkˈspi di ən si /

noun, plural ex·pe·di·en·cies.

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.

Nearby words

  1. expecting,
  2. expectorant,
  3. expectorate,
  4. expectoration,
  5. expediate,
  6. expedient,
  7. expediential,
  8. expediently,
  9. expeditate,
  10. expedite

Also ex·pe·di·ence.

Origin of expediency

From the Late Latin word expedientia, dating back to 1605–15. See expedient, -ency

Related formsnon·ex·pe·di·ence, nounnon·ex·pe·di·en·cy, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for expediences

expediency

expedience

/ (ɪkˈspiːdɪənsɪ) /

noun plural -encies or -ences

appropriateness; suitability
the use of or inclination towards methods that are advantageous rather than fair or just
another word for expedient (def. 3)
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