expedience

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French expedience, from Late Latin expedientia, from Latin expediens.

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  • IPA(key): /ɛk.spiː.dɪ.əns/

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expedience (countable and uncountable, plural expediences)

  1. (uncountable) The quality of being fit or suitable to effect some desired end or the purpose intended; propriety or advisability under the particular circumstances of a case.
    • Sharp
      To determine concerning the expedience of action.
  2. Speed, haste or urgency.
  3. Something that is expedient.
  4. (obsolete) An expedition; enterprise; adventure.
    • Shakespeare
      Forwarding this dear expedience.

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