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expediency

[ ik-spee-dee-uhn-see ]
/ 瑟k藞spi di 蓹n si /
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noun, plural ex路pe路di路en路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.
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Origin of expediency

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

OTHER WORDS FROM expediency

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British Dictionary definitions for expediency

expediency

expedience

/ (瑟k藞spi藧d瑟蓹ns瑟) /

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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