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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.
Origin of expenditure
1760–70;Related formso·ver·ex·pend·i·ture, nounpre·ex·pend·i·ture, nounsu·per·ex·pend·i·ture, noun
< Medieval Latin expendit(us
) laid out, paid (variant of expēnsus,
past participle of expendere;
) + -ure
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
British Dictionary definitions for overexpenditure
- something expended, such as time or money
- the act of expending
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Word Origin and History for overexpenditure
1769, from Medieval Latin expenditus, irregular past participle of expendere (see expend) + -ure. Related: Expenditures.
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