Definition for EX-PE'DI-ENT

EX-PE'DI-ENT, a. [L. expediens; expedio, to hasten; Eng. speed; Gr. σπευδω.]

  1. Literally, hastening; urging forward. Hence, tending to promote the object proposed; fit or suitable for the purpose; proper under the circumstances. Many things may be lawful, which are not expedient.
  2. Useful; profitable.
  3. Quick; expeditious. [Not used.] Shak.

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