Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One whose term has expired; specifically, a convict whose term of imprisonment or transportation has expired.
- From expire + -ee. (Wiktionary)
“Indeed, when the year after, John Carr blossomed into an "expiree", master of a fine wife and a fine fortune, there were many about him who would have made his existence in Australia pleasant enough.”
“But this was an utter non possimus with the nominees and squatting members, most of whom, with Ebden at their head, would almost rather have endured a presentable Vandemonian expiree in the chair than the ultra-democratic”
“While they asserted the lasting civil and moral distinctions between the voluntary and expiree settlers, the patrons of the latter avenged them by maintaining that the convict was only less _fortunate_ than his free employer, and that the moral disparity assumed and vaunted, was rather fanciful than real.”
“The first expiree, James Rouse, who was established (1790) as a settler, was industrious and successful.”
“It thus became common to afford similar facilities to expiree convicts,  but generally in vain.”
“In the larger establishments, except where the humanity of the master kept alive his vigilance, the men were sometimes placed in the power of an overseer, himself perhaps an expiree; who, elated with office, delighted in the advent of his turn to torture.”
“But Bryant, an expiree, his wife and two children, and seven convicts, escaped in a small fishing boat (1790).”
“Bligh had become popular with the expiree settlers, who reckoned a long arrear of vengeance to their military taskmasters; and who, with the law on their side, or encouragement from the governor, might have been expected to shew no mercy.”
“The sub-division of these parties in labor left them often to the practical oversight of a single person, and he an expiree.”
“Newman implausibly died at the end of the movie, but you've never seen an expiree so tanned and vital.”
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