expediences

expediency

[ik-spee-dee-uhn-see]
noun, plural expediencies.
1.
the quality of being expedient; advantageousness; advisability.
2.
a regard for what is politic or advantageous rather than for what is right or just; a sense of self-interest.
3.
something expedient.
Also, expedience.


Origin:
1605–15; < Late Latin expedientia. See expedient, -ency

nonexpedience, noun
nonexpediency, noun
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expediency or expedience (ɪkˈspiːdɪənsɪ)
 
n , pl -encies, -ences
1.  appropriateness; suitability
2.  the use of or inclination towards methods that are advantageous rather than fair or just
3.  another word for expedient
 
expedience or expedience
 
n

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