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dispensing


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dispense  \Dis*pense"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Dispensed};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Dispensing}.]  [F.  dispenser,  L.  dispensare,  intens. 
  of  dispendere.  See  {Dispend}.] 
  1.  To  deal  out  in  portions;  to  distribute;  to  give  as  the 
  steward  dispenses  provisions  according  directions;  Nature 
  dispenses  her  bounties;  to  dispense  medicines. 
 
  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  [Obs.] 
 
  His  sin  was  dispensed  With  gold,  whereof  it  was 
  compensed.  --Gower. 
 
  4.  To  exempt;  to  excuse;  to  absolve;  --  with  from 
 
  It  was  resolved  that  all  members  of  the  House  who 
  held  commissions,  should  be  dispensed  from 
  parliamentary  attendance.  --Macaulay. 
 
  He  appeared  to  think  himself  born  to  be  supported  by 
  others  and  dispensed  from  all  necessity  of 
  providing  for  himself.  --Johnson. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dispensing 
  n  :  the  act  of  dispensing  (giving  out  in  portions)  [syn:  {dispensation}] 




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