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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. a coming to an end of a contract period;
- Example: "the expiry of his driver's license"
[syn: termination, expiration, expiry]

2. the event of dying or departure from life;
- Example: "her death came as a terrible shock"
- Example: "upon your decease the capital will pass to your grandchildren"
[syn: death, decease, expiry]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

expiry n 1: a coming to an end of a contract period; "the expiry of his driver's license" [syn: termination, expiration, expiry] 2: the event of dying or departure from life; "her death came as a terrible shock"; "upon your decease the capital will pass to your grandchildren" [syn: death, decease, expiry] [ant: birth, nascence, nascency, nativity]