Definition of expedience in US English:



  • See expedient

    • ‘Speak up and tell your representatives that now is the time for excellence, not expedience.’
    • ‘It has shown that it is prepared to abuse the constitution for political convenience and expedience.’
    • ‘He said the issue needed cool heads but was currently being raised for political expedience, which he condemned as ‘despicable’.’
    • ‘An immigration policy is urgently needed, national experts warn, and not one simply based on the economic expedience of cheap available labor.’
    • ‘This must be challenged by all who believe that democracy is more important than expedience, and that Constitutions must be decided by the people.’