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English definition of “government expenditure”

government expenditure

noun [U]
 
 
(also public expenditure) GOVERNMENT, ECONOMICS
the amount a government spends in a particular period: Government expenditures helped to preserve large areas of natural land. massive cuts in government expendituregovernment expenditure on sth Government expenditure on health continues to increase. → See also public spending
(Definition of government expenditure from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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