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



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Origin of expenditure

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

OTHER WORDS FROM expenditure

o·ver·ex·pend·i·ture, nounpre·ex·pend·i·ture, nounsu·per·ex·pend·i·ture, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for expenditure

/ (ɪkˈspɛndɪtʃə) /


something expended, such as time or money
the act of expending
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