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Definition of Expedient


  1. 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.
  2. Quick; expeditious.
  3. That which serves to promote or advance; suitable means to accomplish an end.
  4. Means devised in an exigency; shift.
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Expedient Translations

expedient in Italian is opportuno, utile
expedient in Norwegian is hensiktsmessig, utvei
expedient in Spanish is tempestivo, util