Definition of Dispend

1. v. t. To spend; to lay out; to expend.



Definition of Dispend

1. Verb. (obsolete) To spend or expend. ¹

2. Verb. (obsolete) To waste or squander. ¹

3. Verb. (obsolete) To distribute or dispense. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Dispend

1. to squander [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: squander

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dispend

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dispeeded
dispeeding
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dispell'd
dispellable
dispelled
dispeller
dispellers
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dispend (current term)
dispended
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dispensationalism
dispensationalist

Literary usage of Dispend

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1. Commentaries Upon Martial Law: With Special Reference to Its Regulation and by William Francis Finlason, Alexander James Edmund Cockburn (1867)
"... those despatches have gone far to dispend with the need for such instructions, and afford ample materials for future guidance, should the occasion ever ..."

2. Parochial Antiquities Attempted in the History of Ambrosden, Burcester, and by White Kennett, Thomas Delafield (1818)
"... Every parson, vicar, clerk, or beneficed man, having yearly to dispend in benefices and other promotions of the church an hundred pounds, shall give 3'. ..."

3. A Moral Alphabet by Hilaire Belloc (1899)
"They wander undismayed, And (as the Subtle Artist has portrayed) dispend the golden hours at play beneath its shade. MORAL. Dear Reader, if you chance to ..."

4. A History of Northumberland, in Three Parts by John Hodgson, John Hodgson-Hinde, James Raine, John Collingwood Bruce (1858)
"Rauf Ilderton of Ilderton, from Scotland 4 mile, may dispend 40 marks by the year. He may serve the King with 20 horsemen ..."

5. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of Common Pleas: On by Alfred James Peter Lutwyche, Great Britain Court of Common Pleas (1854)
"38s. for himself, and 2s. to pay to the parish, and yet gets 40s. to dispend for himself, it is a very odd way of having 40s. to ..."

6. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of Common Pleas: On by Great Britain Court of Common Pleas, Alfred James Peter Lutwyche (1854)
"38s. for himself, and 2s. to pay to the parish, and yet gets 40s. to dispend for himself, it is a very odd way of having 40s. to ..."

7. A Digested Abridgment, and Comparative View, of the Statute Law of England by Joseph Gabbett (1812)
"... shall dispend 40*. by the year of freehold, the writs of re- • nire shall be made after the form aforesaid, omitting this clause, quorum quilibet, &fc. ..."

8. A Volume of Court Leet Records of the Manor of Manchester in the Sixteenth by Manchester (England). Court-leet (1864)
"hand-guns or cross-bows; for no man may shoot in them unless he can dispend lool, per annum in lands, tenements, offices, annuities or fees; ..."

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