[ik-spahyuh r-ee, ek-spuh-ree]
- expiration of breath.
- an end or termination, as of life or a contract.
Origin of expiry
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Related Wordscompletion, expiry, closure, finish, resolution, retirement, result, outcome, issue, conclusion, exodus, withdrawal, departure, farewell, demise, evacuation, retreat, termination, period, ending
Examples from the Web for expiry
The first artificial crisis was the so-called “fiscal cliff”: the expiry of many tax cuts at the end of 2012.America's Political Elite are Dangerously Out of Touch
February 9, 2013
On the expiry of his apprenticeship he worked for some time as a journeyman plumber.
Unless you can escape before the expiry of the five days you are doomed.Across the Spanish Main
At the expiry of the year she was, to his great joy, restored to him.The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries
W. Y. Evans Wentz
On the expiry of this it was not renewed, and since 1859 the district has been open to all.
We fix a term after the expiry of which the strength of the armies will be reduced.The Inside Story Of The Peace Conference
Emile Joseph Dillon
- a coming to an end, esp of a contract period; terminationexpiry of a lease
- (as modifier)the expiry date
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Word Origin and History for expiry
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