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

Examples of expiry in a Sentence

the expiry of the waiting period the expiry of a great empire is always a cataclysmic event
Recent Examples on the Web Real Madrid head coach Carlo Ancelotti has made Luka Modric an interesting offer to stay at the club beyond the expiry of his contract, according to MARCA collaborator and respected journalist Ramon Alvarez de Mon who cited anonymous sources. Tom Sanderson, Forbes, 20 Feb. 2024 The pre-Christmas to New Year period is a peak season for box office in China, due to a tradition of company outings and voucher schemes that have a calendar year expiry. Patrick Frater, Variety, 12 Dec. 2023 Members had authorized strike action ahead of Sunday’s expiry of the current contract covering workers at plants making tanks and armored vehicles. WSJ, 23 Oct. 2023 Because the injector spoofs the packet to come from our measurement server, the router identifies itself to us, notifying our measurement server of the packet’s expiry. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, 22 Sep. 2023 Last Updated: Live Coverage Feed 9 hours ago Negotiations to Extend Truce Are Intense Ahead of Deal Expiration By Summer Said Mediators were pushing Israel and Hamas to extend a temporary truce deal by at least another two days ahead of its expiry, Egyptian officials said. WSJ, 30 Nov. 2023 The expiry of those contracts—and the hedges tied to them—could allow for more movement. Eric Wallerstein, WSJ, 16 Dec. 2022 Hamas’ leadership is more popular in the West Bank than President Mahmoud Abbas—who is still serving 14 years after the expiry of his term—so finding a way to reunite the two Palestinian entities will take skill—and luck. TIME, 12 Oct. 2023 On expiry, if the market price of the underlying asset is below the strike price, the call buyer will not exercise the right to buy the contract, and the premium (yield) is kept by the option seller. Laura Vidiella Del Blanco, Forbes, 1 July 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1752, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of expiry was in 1752

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“Expiry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/expiry. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

Medical Definition


plural expiries
: exhalation of breath
: death
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