from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To lay out (money etc.); to deal out; to expend.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To lay out, as money; to deal out; to expend.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To expend, as public money; lay out; bestow.
Latin erogatus, past participle of erogare; e out + rogare to ask. (Wiktionary)