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expediency


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Expedience  \Ex*pe"di*ence\,  Expediency  \Ex*pe"di*en*cy\,,  n. 
  1.  The  quality  of  being  expedient  or  advantageous;  fitness  or 
  suitableness  to  effect  a  purpose  intended;  adaptedness  to 
  self-interest;  desirableness;  advantage;  advisability;  -- 
  sometimes  contradistinguished  from  moral  rectitude. 
 
  Divine  wisdom  discovers  no  expediency  in  vice. 
  --Cogan. 
 
  To  determine  concerning  the  expedience  of  action 
  --Sharp. 
 
  Much  declamation  may  be  heard  in  the  present  day 
  against  expediency,  as  if  it  were  not  the  proper 
  object  of  a  deliberative  assembly,  and  as  if  it  were 
  only  pursued  by  the  unprincipled.  --Whately. 
 
  2.  Expedition;  haste;  dispatch.  [Obs.] 
 
  Making  hither  with  all  due  expedience.  --Shak. 
 
  3.  An  expedition;  enterprise;  adventure.  [Obs.] 
 
  Forwarding  this  dear  expedience.  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  expediency 
  n  :  the  quality  of  being  suited  to  the  end  in  view  [syn:  {expedience}] 
  [ant:  {inexpedience},  {inexpedience}] 




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