- (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.
- To determine concerning the expedience of action.
- Speed, haste or urgency.
- Something that is expedient.
- (obsolete) An expedition; enterprise; adventure.
- Forwarding this dear expedience.
quality of being fit or suitable to effect some desired end
something that is expedient
- “expediency” in Noah Webster, An American Dictionary of the English Language, volume I (A–I), 1st edition, New York, N.Y.: Published by S. Converse; printed by Hezekiah Howe, New Haven, 1828, OCLC 999480247.
- expedience in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
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