expiration

[ ek-spuh-rey-shuh n ]SEE DEFINITION OF expiration
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR EXPIRATION

And, secondly, to marry Mr. Solmes, at the expiration of it.

At the expiration of this period, he was released by order of Parliament.

At the expiration of his apprenticeship, in 1832, he came to Ohio.

At the expiration of the term we agree upon, let us discuss this subject again.

And it was again a daughter, Madeleine, who came at the expiration of those two years.

This process, as we affirm, the name-giver named inspiration and expiration.

They were, moreover, liable to be called to account after the expiration of their office.

At the expiration of two months he wrote David that his book had been accepted.

At the expiration of a week, he had read, the victim goes raving mad.

Subscriptions discontinued at the expiration of the time paid for.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., "vapor, breath," from Middle French expiration, from Latin expirationem/exspirationem (nominative expiratio/exspiratio), noun of action from past participle stem of expirare/exspirare (see expire). Meaning "termination, end, close" is from 1560s.

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