expiration

Part of speech: noun

The natural termination of anything, as of a lease.

Part of speech: noun

A breathing out; death.

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Usage examples "expiration":

  1. 2. At the end of said seven years the equivalent in value of said four hundred head of cattle, as originally put in, is to be returned to the party of the first part; provided that the parties of the second part are to have the privilege of paying off at any time or times prior to the expiration of said seven years, in sums of not less than one thousand dollars at any one time, said claim of the party of the first part to the equivalent in value of the original herd of cattle. - "Roosevelt in the Bad Lands", Hermann Hagedorn.
  2. The first process is known as inspiration; the second as expiration. - "Physiology and Hygiene for Secondary Schools", Francis M. Walters, A.M..
  3. On the expiration of Mr. Mackenzie's term, and but a few months after Mr. Sulivan's arrival, the Governor- General, as if the contract was a matter of patronage, and not of dealing, pitched upon Mr. Sulivan as the most proper person for the management of this critical concern. - "The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. VIII. (of 12)", Edmund Burke.