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Definitions of expedient:
  • noun:   a means to an end; not necessarily a principled or ethical one
  • adjective:   appropriate to a purpose; practical
    Example: "In the circumstances it was expedient to express loyalty"
  • adjective:   serving to promote your interest
    Example: "Was merciful only when mercy was expedient"

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