dispensation

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noun dis·pen·sa·tion \ˌdis-pən-ˈsā-shən, -ˌpen-\

Definition of dispensation

  1. 1 a :  a general state or ordering of things; specifically :  a system of revealed commands and promises regulating human affairs b :  a particular arrangement or provision especially of providence or nature

  2. 2 a :  an exemption from a law or from an impediment, vow, or oath b :  a formal authorization

  3. 3 a :  the act of dispensing b :  something dispensed or distributed

dispensational

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Examples of dispensation in a sentence

  1. The priest asked for dispensation from his vows.

  2. The state gave the town a special dispensation, allowing it to ignore the law in this case.

14th Century

First Known Use of dispensation

14th century


DISPENSATION Defined for English Language Learners

dispensation

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noun dis·pen·sa·tion \ˌdis-pən-ˈsā-shən, -ˌpen-\

Definition of dispensation for English Language Learners

  • : permission to break a law or an official promise you have made : release from a rule, vow, or oath

  • : an act of providing something to people


Medical Dictionary

dispensation

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noun dis·pen·sa·tion \ˌdis-pən-ˈsā-shən, -ˌpen-\

Medical Definition of dispensation

  1. :  the act of dispensing <the dispensation of medicines>



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