- Disburse is defined as to pay or give out.
An example of disburse is for a company to send out paychecks at the end of the month.
transitive verbdis·bursed, dis·burs·ing, dis·burs·es
Origin of disburseObsolete French desbourser, from Old French desborser : des-, dis- + borse, purse (from Late Latin bursa; see bursa).
(third-person singular simple present disburses, present participle disbursing, simple past and past participle disbursed)
- Do not confuse with the scattering word disperse, despite similarity.
From Old French desbourser (modern: débourser). Equivalent to dis- + burse (“purse”).