Expense/ Expenditure


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português, Brasil
I wonder if somebody could help me figure out the difference between expenditure and expense. I have these examples, the latest I've come across:

* " The expense is great, but our beggars must needs go hungry for the greater glory of God." ( a quote by archbishop Walter Grey, when the York Cathedral was being built )

* " Blow the expense." ( my former English teacher, after his third caipirinha )

* " The budget envisages tax rises to compensate for the escalation of public expenditure." ( any newspaper writing about Brazil could be quoted on this one )

* " This year's budget provides for a total expenditure of £60 million on pre-school education." ( I've made this up)

I'd appreciate any help.
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