(?), n. [L. expensa (sc. pecunia), or expensum, fr. expensus, p. p. of expendere. See Expend.] 1. A spending or consuming; disbursement; expenditure.
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Husband nature's riches from expense.
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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.
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Courting popularity at his party's expense.
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3. Loss. [Obs.] Shak.
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And moan the expense of many a vanished sight.
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Expense magazine (Mil.), a small magazine containing ammunition for immediate use. H. L. Scott.
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