Expense

Definition of Expense

Ex`pense´
n.1.A spending or consuming; disbursement; expenditure.
Husband nature's riches from expense.
- Shak.
2.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.
3.Loss.
And moan the expense of many a vanished sight.
- Spenser.
Expense magazine
(Mil.) a small magazine containing ammunition for immediate use.
- H. L. Scott.

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