- expedience mid-15c., "advantage, benefit," from O.Fr. expedience, from L.L. expedientia, from expedientem (see EXPEDIENT (Cf. expedient)). Related: Expediency (1610s).
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Expedience — Ex*pe di*ence, Expediency Ex*pe di*en*cy,, n. 1. The quality of being expedient or advantageous; fitness or suitableness to effect a purpose intended; adaptedness to self interest; desirableness; advantage; advisability; sometimes… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
expedience — expedience, expediency Both forms are in use in the meaning ‘fitness, suitability, advantage’, although expediency is much more common (three times more, according to the evidence of the OEC). The rhythm of the sentence often determines which is… … Modern English usage
expedience — I noun acceptability, advantageousness, appropriateness, aptness, commendableness, convenience, discrimination, expediency, favorableness, feasibility, felicitousness, fitness, fittingness, meetness, opportuneness, practicality, pragmatism,… … Law dictionary
expédience — [ɛkspedjɑ̃s] n. f. ÉTYM. XIIIe; de 1. expédient. ❖ ♦ Vx. Caractère de ce qui est expédient. ⇒ Opportunité, utilité … Encyclopédie Universelle
Expedience — (Roget s Thesaurus) >Specific subservience. < N PARAG:Expedience >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 expedience expedience expediency Sgm: N 1 desirableness desirableness desirability &c. >Adj. Sgm: N 1 fitness fitness &c.(agreement) 23 Sgm: N 1 … English dictionary for students
expedience — expediency / expedience [n1] appropriateness; worth advantage, advantageousness, advisability, appositeness, aptness, benefit, convenience, desirability, effectiveness, efficiency, fitness, helpfulness, judiciousness, meetness, opportunism,… … New thesaurus
expedience — noun a) 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. We must spring into action with a relentless sense of expedience and… … Wiktionary
expédience — (èk spé di an s ) s. f. Qualité de ce qui est expédient. HISTORIQUE XIIIe s. • Puis se souffri traïr et vendre, Batre, lier, cloer et pendre, Pour haster nostre expedience [libération], Son doulz costé ouvrir et fendre, J. DE MEUNG Tr. 321.… … Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré
expedience — (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Desirableness Nouns 1. expedience, expediency, desirableness, desirability, advisability, eligibility, seemliness, fitness, utility, propriety, opportunism, convenience, timeliness, suitability. See… … English dictionary for students
expedience — expedient ► ADJECTIVE 1) advantageous. 2) advisable on practical rather than moral grounds. ► NOUN ▪ a means of attaining an end. DERIVATIVES expedience noun expediency noun expediently adverb … English terms dictionary