expenditure

[ik-spen-di-cher]
noun
1.
the act of expending something, especially funds; disbursement; consumption.
2.
something that is expended; expense: Unnecessary expenditures include those for luxury items.

Origin:
1760–70; < Medieval Latin expendit(us) laid out, paid (variant of expēnsus, past participle of expendere; see expend) + -ure

overexpenditure, noun
preexpenditure, noun
superexpenditure, noun
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expenditure (ɪkˈspɛndɪtʃə)
 
n
1.  something expended, such as time or money
2.  the act of expending

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expenditure
1769, from M.L. expenditus, pp. of expendere (see expend). Related: Expenditures.
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Example sentences
One important element missing is a requirement that shareholders approve of
  campaign expenditures.
Monitor and manage student organization expenditures once allocated.
Seniority shocks result in economically and statistically significant declines
  in firm capital expenditures.
All these expenditures were voted on and approved by a duly elected legislature.
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