Origin of expedient
Examples from the Web for expediently
To this he would answer that expediently considered no husband could be better than the one he had chosen her.The Sea-Hawk|Raphael Sabatini
Having rightly and mercifully threatened to take it, it not only rightly may take it, but expediently must.The Shadow On The Dial, and Other Essays|Ambrose Bierce
British Dictionary definitions for expediently
noun Also: expediency
Word Origin for expedient
Word Origin and History for expediently
late 14c., "advantageous, fit, proper," from Old French expedient (14c.) or directly from Latin expedientem (nominative expediens) "beneficial," present participle of expedire "make fit or ready, prepare" (see expedite).
The noun meaning "a device adopted in an exigency, a resource" is from 1650s. Related: Expediential (1836); expedientially (1873); expediently (late 14c.).