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English definition of “expedience”


noun [U]     /ɪkˈspiː.di.əns/ (also expediency) formal
the situation in which something is helpful or useful in a particular situation , but sometimes not morally acceptable : As a matter of expedience, we will not be taking on any new staff this year . I think this government operates on the basis of expediency, not of principle .Useful or advantageous
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