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.
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.
Expense magazine Mil., a small magazine containing ammunition for immediate use.
H. L. Scott.
© Webster 1913.