Definition of expedient noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

expedient

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noun
NAmE//ɪkˈspidiənt//
 
(formal)
 
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an action that is useful or necessary for a particular purpose, but not always fair or right The disease was controlled by the simple expedient of not allowing anyone to leave the city.
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