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expiry

[ ik-spahyuhr-ee, ek-spuh-ree ]
/ ɪkˈspaɪər i, ˈɛk spə ri /
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noun, plural ex·pi·ries.
expiration of breath.
an end or termination, as of life or a contract.

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Origin of expiry

First recorded in 1745–55; expire + -y3

OTHER WORDS FROM expiry

non·ex·pi·ry, noun, plural non·ex·pi·ries.
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British Dictionary definitions for expiry

expiry
/ (ɪkˈspaɪərɪ) /

noun plural -ries
  1. a coming to an end, esp of a contract period; terminationexpiry of a lease
  2. (as modifier)the expiry date
death
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