Meaning of “state expenditure” in the English Dictionary

"state expenditure" in Business English

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state expenditurenoun [ U ]

uk us GOVERNMENT, FINANCE

the amount that the government spends in total or on a particular thing:

He argues that reducing state expenditure would force more people into enterprise.
During the past decade, state expenditure on prisons has risen by nearly a third.

in the US, the amount that a state spends in total or on a particular thing:

(Definition of “state expenditure” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)