expenditure

[ ik-spen-di-cher ]
/ ɪkˈspɛn dɪ tʃər /

noun

the act of expending something, especially funds; disbursement; consumption.
something that is expended; expense: Unnecessary expenditures include those for luxury items.

Nearby words

  1. expellee,
  2. expeller,
  3. expellers,
  4. expend,
  5. expendable,
  6. expense,
  7. expense account,
  8. expenses,
  9. expensive,
  10. expensively

Origin of expenditure

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

Related formso·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 overexpenditure

expenditure

/ (ɪkˈspɛndɪtʃə) /

noun

something expended, such as time or money
the act of expending
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Word Origin and History for overexpenditure

expenditure

n.

1769, from Medieval Latin expenditus, irregular past participle of expendere (see expend) + -ure. Related: Expenditures.

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