Ex*pense"(?), n. [L. expensa (sc. pecunia), or expensum, fr. expensus, p. p. of expendere. See Expend.] 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.
And moan the expense of many a vanished sight.Spenser.
(Mil.), a small magazine containing ammunition for immediate use.
H. L. Scott.
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