Origin of expedient
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It was impossible not to question the stereotype to which she had been expediently reduced: the white woman from Kansas.This Week's Best Reads
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noun Also: expediency
Word Origin for expedient
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.).