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expiry datenoun [C]

uk   us   UK ( US expiration date)
the ​date at which a ​document, ​agreement, etc. has no ​legalforce or can no ​longer be used: You need to ​enter the ​creditcardnumber and ​expirydate. Their ​concession to ​operate the ​franchisecurrently has an ​expirydate of 2052. pass/reach its expiry date The car's ​taxdisc had ​passed its ​expirydate.
COMMERCE the ​dateprinted on the ​container of an ​item for ​sale, especially ​food or ​medicine, after which the ​item can no ​longer be ​sold and should not be used: Food ​productlabels must ​specifyweights, ​ingredients, nutritional ​content, and ​expirydate. Never take any ​medication that is past its ​expirydate.
FINANCE, STOCK MARKET the last day on which an option (= the ​right to ​buy or ​sell particular ​shares) can be used: American ​warrantsallow you to ​buy or ​sell the ​underlyingsecurity at any ​time up to the ​expirydate. By the optionexpirydate of 21 December the FTSE 100 ​indexstood at 5,100.
(Definition of expiry date from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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