Definition of dispensation
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 a : an exemption from a law or from an impediment, vow, or oath b : a formal authorization
dispensationalplay \-shnəl, -shə-nəl\ adjective
Examples of dispensation in a sentence
The priest asked for dispensation from his vows.
The state gave the town a special dispensation, allowing it to ignore the law in this case.
First Known Use of dispensation
DISPENSATION Defined for English Language Learners
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
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