- charges incurred during a business assignment or trip.
- money paid as reimbursement for such charges: to receive a salary and expenses.
verb (used with object), ex·pensed, ex·pens·ing.
verb (used without object), ex·pensed, ex·pens·ing.
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Contemporary Examples of expensing
As you can see, by year seven, we're expensing the same amount."Tax Breaks for Corporate Jets": The Non-Issue at the Heart of the Presidential Agenda
April 10, 2013
Perhaps it was the noontime trysts he was arranging at a nearby 59th Street hotel and expensing to the network.Women Who Paved the Way
February 26, 2013
Word Origin for expense
late 14c., from Anglo-French expense, Old French espense "money provided for expenses," from Late Latin expensa "disbursement, outlay, expense," noun use of neuter plural past participle of Latin expendere "to weigh out money, to pay down" (see expend).
Latin spensa also yielded Medieval Latin spe(n)sa, whose sense specialized to "outlay for provisions," then "provisions, food," which was borrowed into Old High German as spisa and is the root of German Speise "food," now mostly meaning prepared food, and speisen "to eat."
1909, from expense (n.). Related: Expensed; expensing.
see at the expense of; go to the trouble (expense); money (expense) is no object.