Definition of Dispense with
1. Verb. Give up what is not strictly needed. "He asked if they could spare one of their horses to speed his journey"
2. Verb. Do without or cease to hold or adhere to. "Relinquish the old ideas"
Specialized synonyms: Give Up, Kick
Derivative terms: Waiver
3. Verb. Forgo or do or go without.
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Literary usage of Dispense with
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Lives of the Lord Chancellors and Keepers of the Great Seal of England by John Campbell Campbell (1845)
"He maintains the King's absolute power to dispense with all laws. ... The question is, whether the King cannot dispense with the laws in order to the ..."
2. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"241), in which liquid the condensed metal sinks to the bottom and thus escapes the air. Donné and Man>sca dispense with rock-oil altogether; they receive ..."
3. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1910)
"... a proceeding upon a judgment rather than a proceeding upon an open indebtedness—this does not dispense with the necessity of the plaintiff's introducing ..."
4. Thirty Years' View; Or, A History of the Working of the American Government by Thomas Hart Benton (1854)
"Why not reduce it at once, at least to the actual wants of the service, and dispense with your corps of supernumerary lieutenants ? ..."