- dispensation (n.)
- late 14c., from Old French despensacion (12c., Modern French dispensation), or directly from Latin dispensationem (nominative dispensatio) "management, charge," noun of action from past participle stem of dispensare (see dispense). Theological sense is from the use of the word to translate Greek oikonomoia "office, method of administration."
- 1. A special dispensation may be obtained from the domestic union concerned.
- 2. The new dispensation proved a success, certainly with the business community.
- 3. They were promised dispensation from military service.
- 4. She needed a special dispensation to remarry.
- 5. The committee was not prepared to use its discretion and grant special dispensation.
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