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disburse

verb dis·burse \dis-ˈbərs\

: to pay out (money) from a fund that has been created for a special purpose

dis·burseddis·burs·ing

Full Definition of DISBURSE

transitive verb
1
a :  to pay out :  expend especially from a fund <disburse money>
b :  to make a payment in settlement of <disburse a bill>
2
dis·burs·er noun
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Examples of DISBURSE

  1. The money will be disbursed on the basis of need.
  2. The government has disbursed millions of dollars in foreign aid.

Origin of DISBURSE

Middle French desbourser, from Old French desborser, from des- dis- + borse purse, from Medieval Latin bursa
First Known Use: 1530

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DISBURSER Defined for Kids

disburse

verb dis·burse \dis-ˈbərs\
dis·burseddis·burs·ing

Definition of DISBURSE for Kids

:  to pay out <All the money was disbursed.>
dis·burse·ment \-mənt\ noun

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