expiry [ek spī′rē, eks′pə rē]
pl. expiries [ EXPIRE + -Y1]
1. Brit. a coming to an end; termination
2. Archaic death

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  • expiry — expiry, expiration The primary meaning of expiry is ‘the end of the validity or duration of something’, as in on expiry of the lease at the end of the month. It is also a rather formal or euphemistic word for ‘death’. Expiration (which is,… …   Modern English usage

  • Expiry — Ex pi*ry, n. Expiration. [1913 Webster] He had to leave at the expiry of the term. Lamb. [1913 Webster] The Parliament . . . now approaching the expiry of its legal term. J. Morley. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • expiry — index end (termination), expiration, finality, lapse (expiration) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • expiry — close, termination, 1752, from EXPIRE (Cf. expire) + Y (Cf. y) (1). Meaning dying, death is from 1790 …   Etymology dictionary

  • expiry — The last date an option can be traded or exercised. LIFFE Fair pricing ( fair value) A term used in the futures market which would represent the cash price plus the net cost of carry. In the options market, it is the value derived from the… …   Financial and business terms

  • expiry — ex|pir|y [ıkˈspaıəri US ˈspaıri] n [U] BrE 1.) the end of a period of time during which an official document can legally be used, or the end of a period of authority American Equivalent: expirationexpiry of ▪ the formal expiry of the presidential …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • expiry — [[t]ɪkspa͟ɪ͟əri[/t]] N UNCOUNT: oft N of n, N n The expiry of something such as a contract, deadline, or visa is the time that it comes to an end or stops being valid. ...the expiry of a fixed term contract... Make a note of credit card numbers… …   English dictionary

  • expiry — noun (U) BrE 1 the end of a period of time during which an official document can be used, or of a period of authority; expiration AmE 2 expiry date the date on which something can no longer be used: Check the expiry date on your passport …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • expiry — noun Expiry is used before these nouns: ↑date …   Collocations dictionary

  • expiry — UK [ɪkˈspaɪərɪ] / US [ɪkˈspaɪrɪ] noun [uncountable] British the end of a period of time during which an agreement, offer, or official document exists or can be used the expiry of a lease …   English dictionary

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