Expedience

Definition of Expedience

Ex`pe´di`ence
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 or principle.
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.
Making hither with all due expedience.
- Shak.
3.An expedition; enterprise; adventure.
Forwarding this dear expedience.
- Shak.

Related Words

advantage, expediency, inexpedience, inexpediency, vantage
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