Expediency meaning

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Appropriateness to the purpose at hand.
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The doing or consideration of what is of selfish use or advantage rather than of what is right or just; self-interest.
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Expediency is defined as someone or something that is defined as appropriate for a situation or someone doing something for selfish reasons.

An example of expediency is a company that's losing money laying off employees.

An example of expediency is a politician appointing someone to a position because they donated money to their campaign.

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Adherence to self-serving means.

A politician, guided by expediency rather than principle.

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A means; an expedient.
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The quality or state of being expedient; suitability for a given purpose; appropriateness to the conditions.
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An expedient.
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(uncountable) The quality of being fit or suitable to effect some desired end or the purpose intended; suitability for particular circumstance or situation.
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(uncountable) Pursuit of the course of action that brings the desired effect even if it is unjust or unprincipled.
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(countable) An expedient.
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