Definition of Expedience

1. Noun. The quality of being suited to the end in view.

Exact synonyms: Expediency
Generic synonyms: Advantage, Vantage
Derivative terms: Expedient, Expedient
Antonyms: Inexpedience, Inexpediency



2. Noun. Taking advantage of opportunities without regard for the consequences for others.
Exact synonyms: Opportunism, Self-interest, Self-seeking
Generic synonyms: Selfishness
Derivative terms: Expedient, Opportunist, Opportunistic

Definition of Expedience

1. n. 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.

Definition of Expedience

1. Noun. 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. ¹

2. Noun. (obsolete) Speed, haste or urgency. ¹

3. Noun. Something that is expedient. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Expedience

1. [n -S]

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Literary usage of Expedience

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1. Journal of the Transactions of the Victoria Institute, Or Philosophical by Victoria Institute (Great Britain) (1890)
"The following paper was then read by the Author :— THE SCIENCE OF RECTITUDE AS DISTINCT FROM expedience. By the Rev. HJ CLARKE, Vicar of Groat Barr, ..."

2. The Light of Nature Pursued by Abraham Tucker (1777)
"... delegated under him to give directions in matters of indifference, may be taken upon credit to carry a real expedience we cannot ..."

3. Our Tropical Possessions in Malayan India: Being a Descriptive Account of by John Cameron (1865)
"... and Pawnbrokers' Farms—expedience of a Gambling Farm—Its Value—Evils of the present Attempt to restrict the Vice—Land Revenue—Stamp Tax—Municipal ..."

4. The History of Rome by Livy (1870)
"... ask for it unless I believed it expedient, nor will I fail to observe it for the same reason of expedience on account of which I have solicited it. ..."

5. History of Europe, from the Fall of Napoleon, in 1815, to the Accession of by Archibald Alison (1852)
"The English historians justly congratulate expedience themselves on the increasing humanity of the age, when " the Jacobite rebellion of 1715, ..."

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