expediency [ek spē′dē ən sē, ikspē′dē ən sē]
pl. expediencies
1. the quality or state of being expedient; suitability for a given purpose; appropriateness to the conditions
2. the doing or consideration of what is of selfish use or advantage rather than of what is right or just; self-interest
3. an expedient: Also expedience

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