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dis·pen·sa·tion

 (dĭs′pən-sā′shən, -pĕn-)
n.
1.
a. The act of dispensing.
b. Something dispensed.
c. A specific arrangement or system by which something is dispensed.
2. An exemption or release from an obligation or rule, granted by or as if by an authority.
3.
a. An exemption from a church law, a vow, or another similar obligation granted in a particular case by an ecclesiastical authority.
b. The document containing this exemption.
4. Theology
a. The divine ordering of worldly affairs.
b. A religious system or code of commands considered to have been divinely revealed or appointed.

[Medieval Latin dispēnsātiō, dispēnsātiōn-, from Latin, distribution, management, from dispēnsātus, past participle of dispēnsāre, to distribute; see dispense.]

dis′pen·sa′tion·al adj.

dispensation

(ˌdɪspɛnˈseɪʃən)
n
1. the act of distributing or dispensing
2. something distributed or dispensed
3. a system or plan of administering or dispensing
4. (Roman Catholic Church) chiefly RC Church
a. permission to dispense with an obligation of church law
b. the document authorizing such permission
5. any exemption from a rule or obligation
6. (Ecclesiastical Terms) Christianity
a. the ordering of life and events by God
b. a divine decree affecting an individual or group
c. a religious system or code of prescriptions for life and conduct regarded as of divine origin
ˌdispenˈsational adj

dis•pen•sa•tion

(ˌdɪs pənˈseɪ ʃən, -pɛn-)

n.
1. an act or instance of dispensing; distribution.
2. something that is distributed or given out.
3. a certain order, system, or arrangement; administration or management.
4.
a. the divine ordering of the affairs of the world.
b. a divinely appointed order or age.
5. a dispensing with, doing away with, or doing without something.
6. Rom. Cath. Ch.
a. a relaxation of law granted by a competent superior.
b. an official document authorizing this.
[1325–75; Middle English < Medieval Latin, Latin]
dis`pen•sa′tion•al, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dispensation - an exemption from some rule or obligation
permission, permit, license - the act of giving a formal (usually written) authorization
variance - an official dispensation to act contrary to a rule or regulation (typically a building regulation); "a zoning variance"
2.dispensation - a share that has been dispensed or distributed
share, percentage, portion, part - assets belonging to or due to or contributed by an individual person or group; "he wanted his share in cash"
3.dispensation - the act of dispensing (giving out in portions)
distribution - the act of distributing or spreading or apportioning

dispensation

noun
1. exemption, licence, exception, permission, privilege, relaxation, immunity, relief, indulgence, reprieve, remission The committee were not prepared to grant special dispensation.

dispensation

noun
1. The act of distributing or the condition of being distributed:
2. The giving of a medication, especially by prescribed dosage:
Translations

dispensation

[ˌdɪspenˈseɪʃən] N
1. (= exemption) → exención f
2. (= distribution) [of drugs] → dispensación f
3. (= implementation) [of justice] → administración f
4. (Rel) → dispensa f
dispensation of Providencedesignio m divino
5. (= ruling) → decreto m

dispensation

[ˌdɪspɛnˈseɪʃən] n
(= special permission) → dispense f
to have dispensation to do sth → obtenir une dispense pour faire qch
to give dispensation to do sth → accorder une dispense pour faire qch
dispensation from military service → dispense du service militaire
(formal) (= issuing, dispensing) [justice] → exercice m; [drugs] → distribution f
(formal) (= system) (religious)régime m; (political)régime m

dispensation

n
(= handing out)Verteilung f; (of charity)Austeilung f; dispensation of justiceRechtsprechung f
(= exemption)Dispensation f; (Eccl) → Dispens f; special dispensationSonderregelung f
(= system, regime)System nt; (Rel) → Glaubenssystem nt; dispensation of ProvidenceFügung fder Vorsehung or des Schicksals

dispensation

[ˌdɪspɛnˈseɪʃn] n (Law, Rel) → dispensa
References in classic literature ?
The one called Lucas was a mild and meek-looking little gentleman of clerical aspect; he had been an itinerant evangelist, it transpired, and had seen the light and become a prophet of the new dispensation.
It requires a direct dispensation from Heaven to become a walker.
An the young bride had conveyed notice, as in duty bound, to her feudal lord and proper master and protector the bishop, she had suffered no loss, for the said bishop could have got a dispensation making him, for temporary con- veniency, eligible to the exercise of his said right, and thus would she have kept all she had.
Giants of both sexes are, by a wise dispensation of Providence, created, for the most part, gentle.
For my vow,'' said the Templar, ``our Grand Master hath granted me a dispensation.
This is a duty from which nothing can give him a dispensation.
The only means, then, which they can possess, will be in the dispensation of appointments.
Both these heroes are lying under the earth, though they are still alive, for by a special dispensation of Jove, they die and come to life again, each one of them every other day throughout all time, and they have the rank of gods.
How it was that the priesthood of Typee satisfied the affair with their consciences, I know not; but so it was, and Fayaway dispensation from this portion of the taboo was at length procured.
If you, who are the valet, hope for dispensation to commit a crime, shall not I, the friend of your bishop, have dispensation for eating meat at the call of my stomach?
Shuttleworthy, given over all expectation of ever receiving the promised Chateau-Margaux; and he, therefore, looked upon it now as a sort of especial dispensation of Providence in his behalf.
And, as to procuring a dispensation, there could be no difficulty at his time of life, and with his character.