Legal Definition and Related Resources of Expense

Meaning of Expense

Synonyms of Expense

(Cost), noun

  • amount
  • appraisal
  • appraisement
  • assessment
  • budgeted items
  • buying price
  • charge
  • consideration
  • cost incurred
  • costliness
  • debit
  • defrayal
  • defrayment
  • discharge of a debt
  • dispendium
  • drain on resources
  • due
  • exaction
  • exactment
  • expenditure
  • fair value
  • fee
  • impendium
  • impensa
  • market price
  • monetary value
  • money expended
  • obligation
  • outgo
  • outlay
  • overhead
  • payment
  • price
  • rate
  • remittance
  • sum
  • sum charged
  • valuation
  • value
  • worth
  • Associated Concepts: accrued business expense
  • actual expenses
  • capital expense
  • collection expense
  • contingent expense
  • current expenses
  • deductible expense
  • disbursements
  • expenditures of an estate
  • expenses in bringing an action
  • expenses incurred
  • expenses of administration
  • expenses of condemnation
  • expenses of receivership
  • extraordinary expenses
  • general operating expense
  • incidental expenses
  • legitimate expense
  • maintenance expense
  • mandatory expense
  • necessary and regular expense
  • necessary business expense
  • nonbusiness expense
  • office expenses
  • operating expenses
  • ordinary expenses
  • personal expenses
  • proper expenses
  • reasonable expenses
  • unusual expenses

(Sacrifice), noun

  • abandonment
  • casualty
  • cession
  • concession
  • consumption
  • costliness
  • damage
  • decline
  • deprival
  • deprivation
  • deterioration
  • detriment
  • disadvantage
  • disposal
  • dissipation
  • dissolution
  • drain
  • drain on resources
  • erosion
  • forfeit
  • forfeiture
  • harm
  • hurt
  • ill fortune
  • impairment
  • injury
  • loss
  • penalty
  • privation
  • relinquishment
  • renunciation
  • surrender

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Expense in Historical Law

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Accrued Expense Definition (in the Accounting Vocabulary)

The New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants offers the following definition of Accrued Expense in a way that is easy for anybody to understand: An expense that has occurred but is not recognized in the accounts.






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