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  • expedient — Ⅰ. expedient UK US /ɪkˈspiːdiənt/ adjective FORMAL ► helpful or useful in the situation that now exists, although perhaps not the right thing to do morally or for the future: it is expedient to do sth »It might be expedient not to pay him until… …   Financial and business terms

  • Expedient — Ex*pe di*ent, n. 1. That which serves to promote or advance; suitable means to accomplish an end. [1913 Webster] What sure expedient than shall Juno find, To calm her fears and ease her boding mind? Philips. [1913 Webster] 2. Means devised in an… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • expedient — I noun agency, alternative, apparatus, appliance, arrangement, artifice, auxiliary, campaign, consilium, contributing force, contrivance, convenience, course, design, device, equipment, formula, implement, instrument, invention, machina,… …   Law dictionary

  • means — n pl but sing or pl in constr 1 a: something enabling one to achieve a desired end a means of self defense b: cause (1) 2: resources (as income and assets) at one s disposal Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of La …   Law dictionary

  • expedient — [adj] worthwhile, appropriate ad hoc, advantageous, advisable, beneficial, convenient, desirable, discreet, effective, feasible, fit, fitting, helpful, judicious, meet, opportune, politic, possible, practicable, practical, pragmatic, profitable,… …   New thesaurus

  • expedient — [ek spē′dē ənt, ikspē′dē ənt] adj. [ME < OFr < L expediens, prp. of expedire: see EXPEDITE] 1. useful for effecting a desired result; suited to the circumstances or the occasion; advantageous; convenient 2. based on or offering what is of… …   English World dictionary

  • means — [n1] way, method agency, agent, aid, apparatus, auspices, avenue, channel, course, dodge*, equipment, expedient, factor, fashion, gimmick*, instrument, instrumentality, instrumentation, intermediary, machinery, manner, measure, mechanism, medium …   New thesaurus

  • expedient — ► ADJECTIVE 1) advantageous. 2) advisable on practical rather than moral grounds. ► NOUN ▪ a means of attaining an end. DERIVATIVES expedience noun expediency noun expediently adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • means to an end — index contrivance, device (contrivance), expedient Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • means to an end — Synonyms and related words: ability, action, ad hoc measure, answer, artifice, capacity, capital, contrivance, countermove, coup, course of action, demarche, device, devices, disposable resources, dodge, effort, expedient, funds, gimmick,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • expedient — expediently, adv. /ik spee dee euhnt/, adj. 1. tending to promote some proposed or desired object; fit or suitable for the purpose; proper under the circumstances: It is expedient that you go. 2. conducive to advantage or interest, as opposed to… …   Universalium

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