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Dispense

Dis`pense´
v. t.1.To deal out in portions; to distribute; to give; as, the steward dispenses provisions according directions; Nature dispenses her bounties; to dispense medicines.
[imp. & p. p. Dispensed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Dispensing.]
He is delighted to dispense a share of it to all the company.
- Sir W. Scott.
2.To apply, as laws to particular cases; to administer; to execute; to manage; to direct.
While you dispense the laws, and guide the state.
- Dryden.
3.To pay for; to atone for.
4.To exempt; to excuse; to absolve; - with from.
v. i.1.To compensate; to make up; to make amends.
One loving hour
For many years of sorrow can dispense.
- Spenser.
2.To give dispensation.
He [the pope] can also dispense in all matters of ecclesiastical law.
- Addis & Arnold (Cath. Dict.
To dispense with
a - To permit the neglect or omission of, as a form, a ceremony, an oath; to suspend the operation of, as a law; to give up, release, or do without, as services, attention, etc.; to forego; to part with
b - To allow by dispensation; to excuse; to exempt; to grant dispensation to or for.
c - To break or go back from, as one's word.
- Milton.
n.1.Dispensation; exemption.
1.Expense; profusion; outlay.
It was a vault built for great dispense.
- Spenser.
Verb1.dispense - administer or bestow, as in small portions; "administer critical remarks to everyone present"; "dole out some money"; "shell out pocket money for the children"; "deal a blow to someone"
2.dispense - grant a dispensation; grant an exemption; "I was dispensed from this terrible task"
3.dispense - give or apply (medications)
Synonyms: administer
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