outlay

[n. out-ley; v. out-ley]
noun
1.
an expending or spending, as of money.
2.
an amount expended; expenditure.
verb (used with object), outlaid, outlaying.
3.
to expend, as money.

Origin:
1545–55; out- + lay1

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outlay
 
n
1.  an expenditure of money, effort, etc
 
vb , -lays, -laying, -laid
2.  (tr) to spend (money)

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outlay
"act or fact of laying out (especially money) or expending," 1798, originally Scottish, from out + lay (v.).
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Example sentences
Whatever violates such equal treatment is deemed the equivalent of a benefit
  outlay--the same, that is, as a check in the mail.
For this large outlay, the taxpayers have seen minimal return on their
  investment.
The outlay by the government in accomplishing this was nothing, or nearly
  nothing.
The money earned by the cap and trade market pays for the capital outlay for
  greenhouse gas pollution reduction investment.
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