expiry

noun ex·pi·ry \ ik-ˈspī(-ə)r-ē , ˈek-spə-rē \
|Updated on: 14 Aug 2018

Definition of expiry

plural expiries
: expiration: such as
a : exhalation of breath
b : death
c : termination; especially : the termination of a time or period fixed by law, contract, or agreement

Examples of expiry in a Sentence

  1. the expiry of the waiting period

  2. the expiry of a great empire is always a cataclysmic event

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First Known Use of expiry

1752

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EXPIRY Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of expiry for English Language Learners

  • : the fact of expiring


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expiry

noun ex·pi·ry \ ik-ˈspī(ə)r-ē , ˈek-spə-rē \

medical Definition of expiry

plural expiries
1 : exhalation of breath
2 : death

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