dispensation


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dispensation

(Act of dispensing), noun administration, allocation, allotment, appointment, apportionment, assignment, bestowal, bestowment, conferral, dispersal, dispersion, disposal, disposition, dissemination, distribution, division, fair sharing, impartment, issuance, partition, presentation, provision, repartition, share, subvention, transfer

dispensation

(Exception), noun absolution, allowance, amnesty, approval, authorization, carte blanche, certificate of exemption, clearance, congé, deliberate omission, escape-clause, exception, exceppion in favor of, exclusion, exculpation, excuse, exemption, exemption from law, exoneration, forgiveness, freedom, grace, grant, immunity, indulgence, leave, liberty, license, noninclusion, nonliability, nonresponsibility, omission, permission, permit, privilege, relaxation of law, reeease from obligation, sanction, special privilege, tolerance, toleration, warrant
Associated concepts: concession, franchise, special dispennation
See also: administration, alimony, allotment, appointment, apportionment, appropriation, assignment, authority, benefit, capacity, charter, circulation, contribution, discharge, disposition, distribution, donation, excuse, exoneration, franchise, gift, grant, gratuity, impunity, inheritance, leave, legacy, license, pardon, permission, present, privilege, quota, ration, release, reprieve, will

DISPENSATION. A relaxation of law for the benefit or advantage of an individual. In the United States, no power exists, except in the legislature, to dispense with law, and then it is not so much a dispensation as a change of the law.

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What thou sayst is passing true, but I like not the privileges acquired by the dispensation of the Grand Master, and the merit acquired by the slaughter of three hundred Saracens.
Oh," said Bazin, without hesitation, "now that monseigneur is a bishop, I shall soon have my orders, or at least my dispensations.
Rouncewell adds--only "almost" because it borders on impiety to suppose that anything could be better than it is, in such an express dispensation as the Dedlock affairs--"that my Lady has no family.
That requires a special dispensation of Providence and peculiar digestive organs.
At the age of twenty, by special dispensation of the Holy See, he was a priest, and served as the youngest of the chaplains of Notre-Dame the altar which is called, because of the late mass which is said there,
Nay," quoth Little John, also grinning, "the blessed Saint Dunstan hath given me a free dispensation for all indulgence in that line.
With some endowment of stupidity and conceit, she might have thought that a Christian young lady of fortune should find her ideal of life in village charities, patronage of the humbler clergy, the perusal of "Female Scripture Characters," unfolding the private experience of Sara under the Old Dispensation, and Dorcas under the New, and the care of her soul over her embroidery in her own boudoir--with a background of prospective marriage to a man who, if less strict than herself, as being involved in affairs religiously inexplicable, might be prayed for and seasonably exhorted.
He imagined himself to be a diplomatist set apart by a special dispensation to watch the end of diplomacy, and pretty nearly the end of the world, in a horrid democratic upheaval.
Joe expressed his gratitude to Providence for this favourable dispensation, and tried to look as if he didn't wonder where Dolly was.
After allowing herself to be betrayed into these evidences of emotion, she would force a lambent brightness, and would be fitfully cheerful, and would say, 'You have still good spirits, sir, I am thankful to find;' and would appear to hail it as a blessed dispensation that Mr.
But, forasmuch as all favourite legends must be associated with the affections, and as many more people fall in love than commit murder--which it may be hoped, howsoever bad we are, will continue until the end of the world to be the dispensation under which we shall live--the Bleeding Heart, Bleeding Heart, bleeding away story, carried the day by a great majority.
Twere unjust to visit upon Mr and Mrs Boffin, a calamity which was doubtless a dispensation.