dis·​burse·​ment | \ dis-ˈbərs-mənt How to pronounce disbursement (audio) \

Definition of disbursement

: the act of paying out money especially from a fund : the act of disbursing the disbursement of government funds also : funds paid out received monthly disbursements

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Examples of disbursement in a Sentence

substantial disbursements for research and development the disbursement of the foundation's funds to several cancer research centers
Recent Examples on the Web The data is based on a study of 12 government economic disbursement programs for individuals and small and medium-size enterprises in Brazil, India, Nigeria, Singapore, Togo, the U.K. and the U.S. Sheryl Estrada, Fortune, "Is the fintech field breeding copycat startups?," 21 Apr. 2021 One of the areas with clear glitches is the disbursement of the latest round of stimulus payments. Author: Heather Long, Anchorage Daily News, "The US government approved trillions in aid. Many hard-hit families have yet to receive it.," 7 Apr. 2021 In early March, the FEC sent 10 letters to Jordan’s campaign to question receipt differences between his original and updated filings that were as high as $558,726.12, and disbursement differences that were as high as $911,530.36. Sabrina Eaton, cleveland, "Jim Jordan’s campaign explains large errors on its Federal Election Commission reports," 5 Apr. 2021 The state reached a milestone in COVID-19 vaccine disbursement, as Arizona reported that nearly 3 million vaccine doses have been administered. Kaelan Deese, Washington Examiner, "Tucson mayor opposes Doug Ducey's executive order removing local mask requirements," 25 Mar. 2021 One of the areas with clear glitches is the disbursement of the latest round of stimulus payments. Washington Post, "The U.S. government approved trillions in aid. Many hard-hit families have yet to receive it.," 19 Mar. 2021 Recipients of Veterans Affairs benefits should get their $1,400 stimulus check today, which marks the final disbursement of stimulus payments. Andy Meek, BGR, "Another important stimulus check update you’ll want to be aware of," 14 Apr. 2021 The state will increase the county’s allotment from around 4,900 doses to about 6,300 doses per week, Olszewski said, although the state’s vaccine disbursement to local jurisdictions has generally not been static from week to week. Taylor Deville, baltimoresun.com, "Baltimore County expands vaccine eligibility and will open additional clinics in Dundalk and Lansdowne," 24 Mar. 2021 Debit has been getting a boost from the disbursement of stimulus cash, which sometimes arrives via prepaid debit cards, or goes into checking accounts linked to debit cards. Telis Demos, WSJ, "Covid-19 Relief Could Stimulate Fintech Stocks," 24 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of disbursement

circa 1599, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for disbursement

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The first known use of disbursement was circa 1599

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“Disbursement.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disbursement. Accessed 7 May. 2021.

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