[n] taking advantage of opportunities without regard for the consequences for others
[n] the quality of being suited to the end in view
\Ex*pe"di*ence\, Expediency \Ex*pe"di*en*cy\,, n.
1. The quality of being expedient or advantageous; fitness or suitableness to effect a purpose intended; adaptedness to self-interest; desirableness; advantage; advisability; -- sometimes contradistinguished from moral rectitude. Divine wisdom discovers no expediency in vice. --Cogan. To determine concerning the expedience of action. --Sharp. Much declamation may be heard in the present day against expediency, as if it were not the proper object of a deliberative assembly, and as if it were only pursued by the unprincipled. --Whately.
2. Expedition; haste; dispatch. [Obs.] Making hither with all due expedience. --Shak.
3. An expedition; enterprise; adventure. [Obs.] Forwarding this dear expedience. --Shak.