Ex*pense" (?), n. [L. expensa (sc. pecunia), or expensum, fr. expensus, p. p. of expendere. See Expend.]


A spending or consuming; disbursement; expenditure.

Husband nature's riches from expense. Shak.


That which is expended, laid out, or consumed; cost; outlay; charge; -- sometimes with the notion of loss or damage to those on whom the expense falls; as, the expenses of war; an expense of time


Courting popularity at his party's expense. Brougham.





And moan the expense of many a vanished sight. Spenser.

Expense magazine Mil., a small magazine containing ammunition for immediate use.

H. L. Scott.


© Webster 1913.

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