Expediential
Expediential Ex*pe`di*en"tial Governed by expediency; seeking advantage; as an expediential policy. ``Calculating, expediential understanding.'' --Hare. -- {Ex*pe`di*en"tial*ly}, adv. ?. [1913 Webster]

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  • expediential — index practical Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • expediential — [ek spē΄dē en′shəl, ikspē΄dē en′shəl] adj. based on or guided by expediency …   English World dictionary

  • expediential — ik|spēdē|enchəl, (|)ek| adjective Etymology: from expediency, after such pairs as English potency: potential : of, characterized by, or governed by expediency doubtful if government by congressional committees can be justified on either… …   Useful english dictionary

  • expediential — adjective see expediency …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • expediential — /ik spee dee en sheuhl/, adj. pertaining to or regulated by expediency. [1840 50; EXPEDIENT + IAL] * * * …   Universalium

  • expediential — adj. beneficial, rewarding, worthwhile, advantageous …   English contemporary dictionary

  • expediential — ex·pe·di·en·tial …   English syllables

  • expediential — /əkspidiˈɛnʃəl/ (say uhkspeedee enshuhl), /ɛk / (say ek ) adjective relating to or regulated by expediency …   Australian English dictionary

  • Expedientially — Expediential Ex*pe di*en tial Governed by expediency; seeking advantage; as an expediential policy. Calculating, expediential understanding. Hare. {Ex*pe di*en tial*ly}, adv. ?. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • expediency — noun (plural cies) Date: 1597 1. the quality or state of being suited to the end in view ; suitability, fitness 2. obsolete a. haste, dispatch b. an enterprise requiring haste or caution 3. adherence to expedient means and methods …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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