Definition for EX-PE-DI'TION

EX-PE-DI'TION, n. [L. expeditio.]

  1. Haste; speed; quickness; dispatch. The mail is conveyed with expedition.
  2. The march of an army, or the voyage of a fleet, to a distant place, for hostile purposes; as, the expedition of the French to Egypt; the expedition of Xerxes into Greece.
  3. Any enterprise, undertaking or attempt by a number of persons; or the collective body which undertakes. We say, our government sent an expedition to the Pacific; the expedition has arrived.

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