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expedient

adjective
 
 
/ɪkˈspiːdiənt/ formal
An expedient action achieves a useful purpose, although it may not be moral: It might be expedient not to pay him until the work is finished.Useful or advantageous
expediency
 
 
/ɪkˈspiːdiənsi/ noun [U]
the quality of being expedient: an issue of political expediencyUseful or advantageous
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