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Expedient meaning

expedient - 6 dictionary results

  1. 1. Quick; expeditious.
  2. 2. That which serves to promote or advance; suitable means to accomplish an end.
  3. 3. Means devised in an exigency; shift.
  4. 4. Hastening or forward; hence, tending to further or promote a proposed object; fit or proper under the circumstances; conducive to self- interest; desirable; advisable; advantageous; - sometimes contradistinguished from right.
  5. 5. Tending to promote; advisable; judicious.
  6. 6. That which promotes; means; contrivance.

expedient - examples of usage

  1. On account of it, no one of us may enter marriage without public ceremony of as much circumstance as is expedient." - "Son of Power", Will Levington Comfort and Zamin Ki Dost.
  2. Poor Pat meantime was placed under arrest, and carried away to be further examined by the town major, and dealt with as might seem expedient, while we pulled back to our ship. - "Paddy Finn", W. H. G. Kingston.
  3. But what shall be said of the composition of entirely new services and offices, if it should be judged expedient to give admission to any such? - "A Short History of the Book of Common Prayer", William Reed Huntington.
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