Dispensation Definition

dĭspən-sāshən, -pĕn-
dispensations
noun
A dispensing, or giving out; distribution.
Webster's New World
Anything dispensed or distributed.
Webster's New World
The system by which anything is administered; management.
Webster's New World
Any release or exemption from an obligation.
Webster's New World
The suspension of a statute in a specific case for extenuating reasons.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Dispensation

Noun

Singular:
dispensation
Plural:
dispensations

Origin of Dispensation

  • Medieval Latin dispēnsātiō dispēnsātiōn- from Latin distribution, management from dispēnsātus past participle of dispēnsāre to distribute dispense

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French despensacion

    From Wiktionary

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