1. The act of expending; a laying out, as of money; disbursement.
2. That which is expended or paid out; expense.
ETYM Latin expensa (sc. pecunia), or expensum, from expensus, p. p. of expendere. Related to Expend.
1. A detriment or sacrifice.
2. Amounts paid for goods and services that may be currently tax deductible (as opposed to capital expenditures); SYN. disbursal, disbursement.
3. Money spent to perform work and usually reimbursed by an employer.