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expenditure

[ik-spen-di-cher] /ɪkˈspɛn dɪ tʃər/
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 of expenditure
1760-1770
1760-70; < Medieval Latin expendit(us) laid out, paid (variant of expēnsus, past participle of expendere; see expend) + -ure
Related forms
overexpenditure, noun
preexpenditure, noun
superexpenditure, noun
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  • No geographical fiction ever caused such an expenditure of blood and treasure as this.

  • The soil is hard, and the crop after the expenditure of much toil is often very scanty.

    English Villages P. H. Ditchfield
  • What an amount of good accomplished by the yearly expenditure of one hundred and fifty thousand dollars!

    Deaconesses in Europe Jane M. Bancroft
  • On the Dana plateau, for example, by the expenditure of 32 hours of labour 48 cwt.

    Freeland Theodor Hertzka
  • There is need of better standards of taste and judgment in expenditure, but not of sumptuary laws.

    The Principles of Economics Frank A. Fetter
  • We have not detected any considerable increase of our annual expenditure in consequence.

    Freeland Theodor Hertzka
British Dictionary definitions for expenditure

expenditure

/ɪkˈspɛndɪtʃə/
noun
1.
something expended, such as time or money
2.
the act of expending
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Word Origin and History for expenditure
n.

1769, from Medieval Latin expenditus, irregular past participle of expendere (see expend) + -ure. Related: Expenditures.

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