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dispose of

Definition of dispose of

  1. 1 :  to throw (something) away :  to get rid of (something) <The waste was not properly disposed of.>

  2. 2 formal :  to deal with and finish (something) <I have some business to dispose of before we meet.>

  3. 3 law :  to give control or ownership of (land, possessions, etc.) to someone <A will is a legal document that is used to dispose of property.>

  4. 4 :  to defeat (a person or team) in a game, contest, etc. <She easily disposed of her opponent.>

  5. 5 :  to kill (a person or animal) <The article includes a list of the weapons the soldiers used to dispose of their enemies.>



Word by Word Definitions

disposeplay
  1. :  to give a tendency to :  incline

    :  to put in place :  set in readiness :  arrange

    :  regulate

  1. :  disposal

    :  disposition

    :  demeanor


Law Dictionary

dispose of

transitive verb dis·pose of

Legal Definition of dispose of

disposed of

disposing of

  1. 1 :  to transfer to the control or ownership of another <disposed of the property by will>

  2. 2 :  to deal with conclusively :  determine finally <received petitions for injunctions…The common theme in disposing of these — W. J. Brennan, Jr.>





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