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Definition of Expediency

Expediency

  1. The quality of being expedient or advantageous; fitness or suitableness to effect a purpose intended; adaptedness to self-interest; desirableness; advantage; advisability; -- sometimes contradistinguished from moral rectitude.
  2. Expedition; haste; dispatch.
  3. An expedition; enterprise; adventure.

Expediency Quotations

The modern view of criminal justice, broadly, is that public concern with morality or expediency decrees expiation for the violation of a norm; this concern finds expression in the infliction of punishment on the evil doer by agents of the state, the evil doer, however, enjoying the protection of a regular procedure.
Max Weber

More often there's a compromise between ethics and expediency.
Peter Singer

When virtue is lost, benevolence appears, when benevolence is lost right conduct appears, when right conduct is lost, expedience appears. Expediency is the mere shadow of right and truth; it is the beginning of disorder.
Lao Tzu

But courage which goes against military expediency is stupidity, or, if it is insisted upon by a commander, irresponsibility.
Erwin Rommel

Young people are just as attracted to the truth as they are convenience and expediency.
Pope Francis
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Expediency Translations

expediency in French is convenance
expediency in Norwegian is hensiktsmessighet
expediency in Spanish is oportunidad