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ex·pe·di·en·cy

 (ĭk-spē′dē-ən-sē)
n. pl. ex·pe·di·en·cies
1. Appropriateness to the purpose at hand.
2. Adherence to self-serving means: a politician, guided by expediency rather than principle.
3. A means; an expedient.

expediency

(ɪkˈspiːdɪənsɪ) or

expedience

n, pl -encies or -ences
1. appropriateness; suitability
2. the use of or inclination towards methods that are advantageous rather than fair or just
3. another word for expedient3

ex•pe•di•en•cy

(ɪkˈspi di ən si)

n., pl. -cies.
1. the quality of being expedient; advantageousness.
2. a regard for what is politic or advantageous rather than for what is right or just.
3. something expedient.
Often, ex•pe′di•ence.
[1605–15; < Late Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.expediency - the quality of being suited to the end in view
advantage, vantage - the quality of having a superior or more favorable position; "the experience gave him the advantage over me"
inexpedience, inexpediency - the quality of being unsuited to the end in view

expediency

expedience

expediency

noun
Something used temporarily or reluctantly when other means are not available:
Translations
مُلائَمَه، إنْتِهاز الفُرص السّانِحَه
formålstjenlighedudvej
hentugleiki
işine gelme

expedient

(ikˈspiːdiənt) adjective
convenient or advisable. It is not expedient to pay him what he has asked.
exˈpedience noun
exˈpediency noun
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ISLAMABAD -- Foreign Minister Abdullah Hussain Haroon on Wednesday urged the international community to move beyond political and economic expediencies and help resolve the longstanding Kashmir dispute in accordance with the UN Security Council resolutions.
'It is time for the international community to move beyond political and economic expediencies and fulfill its promises to the Kashmiri people, as per United Nations Security Council Resolutions,' he stressed, said the foreign minister.
Although he repeats some of the charges that he himself, of course, isn't going make, he does add that "[w]hatever one thinks of Clinton's politics, there is no denying his interest in spiritual matters." In fact, Reed and Clinton are a lot alike: natural politicians who can charm their way through expediencies and transgressions.