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n, pl -cies


(ˌɪn kənˈvin yəns)

n., v. -ienced, -ienc•ing. n.
1. the quality or state of being inconvenient.
2. an inconvenient circumstance or thing.
3. to put to trouble; incommode.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Late Latin]
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The latter inconveniency defeats one purpose for which the power was originally submitted to the federal head; and as far as the former might prevent an inconvenient remittance of gold and silver to the central mint for recoinage, the end can be as well attained by local mints established under the general authority.
Had this last method, therefore, been pursued by the convention, every objection now urged against their plan would remain in all its plausibility; and the real inconveniency would be incurred of not removing a pretext which may be seized on critical occasions for drawing into question the essential powers of the Union.