Definition of disburse
1a : to pay out : expend especially from a fund disburse moneyb : to make a payment in settlement of disburse a bill
2 : distribute
Examples of disburse in a Sentence
The money will be disbursed on the basis of need.
The government has disbursed millions of dollars in foreign aid.
Recent Examples of disburse from the Web
There is no indication any of the retired judges were aware of the fraudulent payments being disbursed in their names.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency is preauthorized to disburse hundreds of millions of dollars to pay for debris removal, for example, when state or local budgets become overwhelmed by a weather emergency.
Laguna Beach Unified could use existing staff to either transfer two teachers into CLC or disburse the CLC students into the general population without hiring additional staff, Winston added.
So Amazon’s latest disclosure, accompanied by an unusual level of detail, shows that the company is ramping up its lending: Just in the past 12 months, Amazon disbursed $1 billion.
A 2015 press report stated that the Timken family -- through the foundation -- had disbursed more than $350 million in grants.
Other family members are involved in at least three open probate cases in Texas and a related lawsuit in Calcasieu Parish, which Tribble has cited for his client's refusal to disburse funds from the trust to the waiting foundations.
At 11:30 a.m. the meals are delivered to the senior center at 105 Main St. and are then disbursed to the volunteers who will then deliver them to Homebound Seniors within town.
The grants, named for Section 330 of the Public Health Service Act that created them, are disbursed by the Health Resources and Services Administration.
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Origin and Etymology of disburse
Middle French desbourser, from Old French desborser, from des- dis- + borse purse, from Medieval Latin bursa
First Known Use: 1530See Words from the same year
DISBURSE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of disburse for English Language Learners
: to pay out (money) from a fund that has been created for a special purpose
DISBURSE Defined for Kids
Definition of disburse for Students
: to pay out All the money was disbursed.
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