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cost

 (kôst)
n.
1. An amount paid or required in payment for a purchase; a price.
2. The expenditure of something, such as time or labor, necessary for the attainment of a goal: "Freedom to advocate unpopular causes does not require that such advocacy be without cost" (Milton Friedman).
3. costs Law Charges incurred in bringing litigation, including court fees and charges that may be payable by the losing party, but usually not including attorneys' fees.
v. cost, cost·ing, costs
v.intr.
To require a specified payment, expenditure, effort, or loss: It costs more to live in the city.
v.tr.
1. To have as a price.
2. To cause to lose, suffer, or sacrifice: Participating in the strike cost me my job.
3. past tense and past participle costed To estimate or determine the cost of: The accountants costed out our expenses.
Idiom:
at all costs
Regardless of the expense or effort involved; by any means.

[Middle English, from Old French, from coster, to cost, from Latin cōnstāre, to be fixed, cost; see constant.]

cost′less adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.costs - pecuniary reimbursement to the winning party for the expenses of litigation
reimbursement - compensation paid (to someone) for damages or losses or money already spent etc.; "he received reimbursement for his travel expenses"
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Translations
مَصاريف الدَّعوى
soudní náklady
sagsomkostning
málskostnaîur
súdne výdavky
dava/yargılama masraflarımahkeme harcı

cost

(kost) past tense past participle cost verb
1. to be obtainable at a certain price. This jacket costs 75 dollars; The victory cost two thousand lives.
2. (past tense, past participle ˈcosted) to estimate the cost of (a future project). The caterer costed the reception at three hundred dollars.
noun
the price to be paid (for something). What is the cost of this coat?
ˈcostly adjective
costing much. a costly wedding-dress.
ˈcostliness noun
costs noun plural
the expenses of a legal case. He won his case and was awarded costs of $500.
at all costs
no matter what the cost or outcome may be. We must prevent disaster at all costs.
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References in periodicals archive ?
As for the defendants' appeal of the denial of costs, the Ninth Circuit first acknowledged that the general presumption is that the prevailing party will be granted costs and that none of the usual exceptions, such as misconduct, applied in this case.
The dissenting appellate judge limited his disagreement to the rulings that Title VII does not apply to the CBEST and that the total denial of costs was an abuse of discretion.