Dispensation is defined as special permission to not have to follow a rule or to not be bound by a particular code of behavior.(noun)
An example of dispensation is when your boss gives you special permission to skip a required training course.
See dispensation in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME dispensacioun < OFr despensation < L dispensatio, management, charge < pp. of dispensare, dispense
See dispensation in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Medieval Latin dispēnsātiō, dispēnsātiōn-
Origin: , from Latin, distribution, management
Origin: , from dispēnsātus
Origin: , past participle of dispēnsāre, to distribute; see dispense.
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