the act of expending something, especially funds; disbursement; consumption.
something that is expended; expense: Unnecessary expenditures include those for luxury items.

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)
1.  something expended, such as time or money
2.  the act of expending

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1769, from M.L. expenditus, pp. of expendere (see expend). Related: Expenditures.
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Example sentences
That becomes significant when we think of energy expenditures in particular.
We will probably have to reduce our expenditure of federal funds for salaries
  and expenses.
At a minimum, he says, such an investigation might raise questions about the
  expenditure of tax dollars on public universities.
This is by far the largest of the tax expenditures by the federal government.
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