expenditure[ek spen′di c̸hər, ik-]
Keeping track of expenditures.
An example of an expenditure is the money spent on office equipment that you have purchased.
- the act of expending; a spending or using up of money, time, etc.
- the amount of money, time, etc. expended; expense
Origin of expenditure; from Medieval Latin expenditus, irregular past participle for Classical Latin expendere + -ure
- The act or process of expending; outlay.
- a. An amount expended.b. An expense.
Origin of expenditureMedieval Latin expenditus, past participle of expendere, to expend; see expend + –ure.
(usually uncountable, plural expenditures)
From stem of Medieval Latin expenditus, irregular plural of expendo (“I weigh, I pay out”), + -ure (“process or result”)