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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Example sentences
Political expediency rarely yields decisions that are clearly in the public
  interest.
Sadly, they're all the victims of the political expediency that comes with
  demonizing the group for the crimes of a few.
Then it was sacrificed on the altar of political expediency.
Such immensity swats away any modern obsession with expediency.
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