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expiry

[ik-spahyuh r-ee, ek-spuh-ree] /ɪkˈspaɪər i, ˈɛk spə ri/
noun, plural expiries.
1.
expiration of breath.
2.
an end or termination, as of life or a contract.
Origin
1745-1755
1745-55; expire + -y3
Related forms
nonexpiry, noun, plural nonexpiries.
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British Dictionary definitions for expiry

expiry

/ɪkˈspaɪərɪ/
noun (pl) -ries
1.
  1. a coming to an end, esp of a contract period; termination: expiry of a lease
  2. (as modifier): the expiry date
2.
death
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Word Origin and History for expiry
n.

"close, termination," 1752, from expire + -y (1). Meaning "dying, death" is from 1790.

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