Obsolete French desbourserfrom Old French desborserdes-dis-borsepurse (from Late Latin bursabursa)
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Old French desbourser (modern: débourser). Equivalent to dis- + burse (“purse”).
Disburse Sentence Examples
In the 13th century a knight with two squires, one groom, and the requisite horses, had to disburse 82 marks of silver for his passage; while for a single pilgrim the rate was rather less than r mark.
There is also a superintendent of schools for each county, and the counties are divided into school districts, each having three directors, who disburse the school funds and have the care of the school property.
Area Committees already disburse local development grants of various kinds.