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 According to the department, the vaccines are being distributed at the Huntsville/Madison County Health Department, with the Alabama Department of Public Health overseeing the disbursement. William Thornton | Wthornton@al.com, al, "Madison County deputies getting COVID-19 vaccine," 5 Jan. 2021 For now, this means that single Americans who make under $75,000 will only receive the initial $600 disbursement. Jeff John Roberts, Fortune, "$2000 checks are ‘socialism for rich people’ says McConnell, killing hope of extra stimulus," 31 Dec. 2020 Neither is guaranteed to come before Dec. 30, Hogan said, and counties should use their remaining dollars now to complement the state’s $250 million disbursement to small businesses. Hallie Miller, baltimoresun.com, "Coronavirus in Maryland: 5 takeaways from the week," 30 Oct. 2020 Applications are now open for the next round of disbursement. Shacamree Gowdy, Chron, "Houston rapper Bun B helps Houston Music Foundation bring relief to struggling musicians," 18 Dec. 2020 If the coins are worth $10 dollars a piece at the time of disbursement, then earning 100 coins would yield $1,000 right away. Robert Hackett, Fortune, "Bank chief proposes far-out crypto idea ‘that should be next Nobel Prize’," 15 Dec. 2020 Missouri, with a veteran population about one-fifth of California’s, also has two VA facilities on the initial vaccine disbursement list. Andrew Dyer, San Diego Union-Tribune, "San Diego VA medical center won’t get first COVID-19 vaccines, military hospitals will," 11 Dec. 2020 During a brief debate over a videolink, the prime ministers of Hungary and Poland reiterated their objections to tying the disbursement of aid to upholding democratic standards, according to two people familiar with the discussion. Nikos Chrysoloras, Bloomberg.com, "Poland and Hungary Stick to Their Veto on EU Stimulus Funds," 19 Nov. 2020 That loan is under scrutiny by the bipartisan Congressional Oversight Commission, which is overseeing Treasury’s disbursement of coronavirus relief funds. Washington Post, "Treasury emergency aid loan goes to airline backed by Amazon and Apollo, showing government’s long reach," 21 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of disbursement

circa 1599, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for disbursement

see disburse

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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 21 Jan. 2021.

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