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tr.v. dis·bursed, dis·burs·ing, dis·burs·es
To pay out, as from a fund; expend. See Synonyms at spend.

[Obsolete French desbourser, from Old French desborser : des-, dis- + borse, purse (from Late Latin bursa; see bursa).]

dis·burs′a·ble adj.
dis·burs′er n.
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Noun1.disburser - someone who spends money to purchase goods or services
customer, client - someone who pays for goods or services
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"Unless the doctrine is held to apply, the executive as the disburser and the offices under it and elsewhere as the recipients could be required to undo everything that they had implemented in good faith under the DAP.
As rebate-giver he is sustained by the assurance that "in Rome you must do as the Romans do." As disburser of corruption funds he learns that he is but "asserting the higher law which great enterprises have the right to command." Blessed phrases these!
determinative of the disburser's obligations under the Act.
The Earls of Northumberland employed a considerable staff including steward of the household, purse bearer, foreign paymaster, clerk to the kitchen, gentleman of horse, gentleman usher, and disburser of apparel.
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As Sister Nolan explains: "We even put a pharmacist at the ward level--then the pharmacist becomes a key player in the health of the patient on an on-going basis, rather than a distant disburser of drugs."
[sections] 38-22-126 places a duty on a disburser to record a notice stating the name and address of the owner; the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of the principal contractor, if any; and the disburser and the legal description of the property.
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