Pronunciation: (ik-spē'dē-un-sē), [key]
1. the quality of being expedient; advantageousness; advisability.
2. a regard for what is politic or advantageous rather than for what is right or just; a sense of self-interest.
3. something expedient. Also,ex•pe'di•ence.
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