Definition of Dispensation

1. Noun. An exemption from some rule or obligation.

Generic synonyms: License, Permission, Permit
Specialized synonyms: Variance
Derivative terms: Dispense



2. Noun. A share that has been dispensed or distributed.
Generic synonyms: Part, Percentage, Portion, Share
Derivative terms: Dispense, Dispense

3. Noun. The act of dispensing (giving out in portions).
Generic synonyms: Distribution
Derivative terms: Dispense, Dispense

Definition of Dispensation

1. n. The act of dispensing or dealing out; distribution; often used of the distribution of good and evil by God to man, or more generically, of the acts and modes of his administration.

Definition of Dispensation

1. Noun. The act of dispensing or dealing out; distribution; often used of the distribution of good and evil by God to man, or more generically, of the acts and modes of his administration. ¹

2. Noun. That which is dispensed, dealt out, or appointed; that which is enjoined or bestowed ¹

3. Noun. A system of principles, promises, and rules ordained and administered; scheme; economy; as, the Patriarchal, Mosaic, and Christian dispensations. ¹

4. Noun. The relaxation of a law in a particular case; permission to do something forbidden, or to omit doing something enjoined; specifically, in the Roman Catholic Church, exemption from some ecclesiastical law or obligation to God which a man has incurred of his own free will (oaths, vows, etc.). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Dispensation

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Medical Definition of Dispensation

1. 1. The act of dispensing or dealing out; distribution; often used of the distribution of good and evil by God to man, or more generically, of the acts and modes of his administration. "To respect the dispensations of Providence." (Burke) 2. That which is dispensed, dealt out, or appointed; that which is enjoined or bestowed; especially, a system of principles, promises, and rules ordained and administered; scheme; economy; as, the Patriarchal, Mosaic, and Christian dispensations. "Neither are God's methods or intentions different in his dispensations to each private man." (Rogers) 3. The relaxation of a law in a particular case; permission to do something forbidden, or to omit doing something enjoined; specifically, in the Roman Catholic Church, exemption from some ecclesiastical law or obligation to God which a man has incurred of his own free will (oaths, vows, etc). "A dispensation was obtained to enable Dr. Barrow to marry." (Ward) Origin: F. Dispensation, L. Dispensatio. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dispensation

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Literary usage of Dispensation

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1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"For this, and in general for the information which should accompany the petition, in order that a dispensation be valid, see below apropos of ..."

2. The History of the Reformation of the Church of England by Gilbert Burnet, Edward Nares (1843)
"... for which, and dispensation, but any thing else that may lie taken great pains to pen, as well your Dis- dispatched a Post, and made relation thereof, ..."

3. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1909)
"Upon the principle that the power of dispensation follows from that of legislation ... The formal modes of granting dispensation are in forma commis- saria, ..."

4. The Whole Works of the Right Rev. Jeremy Taylor: With a Life of the Author by Jeremy Taylor, Reginald Heber (1828)
"dispensation differs from interpretation of laws; because this does declare the law in certain cases not to bind; but dispensation supposes the law in ..."

5. The Origin and Growth of the English Constitution: An Historical Treatise by Hannis Taylor (1898)
"After delay and hesitation Julius the Second reluctantly granted the dispensation,6 which was as reluctantly 1 As to the treaties on this subject contained ..."

6. An Introduction to the Critical Study and Knowledge of the Holy Scriptures by Thomas Hartwell Horne (1825)
"Another essential part of the Mosaic dispensation was, to keep up die hope and expectation 1 The Mosaic law repealed or altered nothing in the patriarchal ..."

7. Sermons Preached at Trinity Chapel, Brighton by Frederick William Robertson (1869)
"In the dispensation of the Father, God Was known as a Creator; ... The characteristic of this dispensation was that God revealed Himself by an authoritative ..."

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