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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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He first traces the 200-year history of dispensational theology, culminating in the sensational books and movies in the Left Behind series.
Reagan's dispensational sympathies are chilling for the secular Left.
27) This stunning expression of Presidential intimacy with the chief lobbyist for a foreign government was "benignly" garbed in dispensational Christian images, but the political overtones could not be missed.
Pre-Reformation allegory drew the crucial divide between shadows and realities, promise and fulfillment, along the dispensational rift between the two testaments.
34) The nineteenth century also saw the development of a new type of premillennialism, dispensational premillennialism, with the founding of the Plymouth Brethren denomination in Great Britain and Ireland by J.
Strange as it sounds, an important issue in Sandinista Nicaragua was the interpretation of "Gog and Magog" in Revelation 20, which dispensational tradition identified as Russia.
As a dispensationalist, Winrod viewed the persecution of the Jews by the Nazis as a part of the dispensational process and "a great incentive" for Jews to return to Palestine.
Within Tarry's book also are discussions of controversial topics such as the rapture, the battle of Har-Magedon, and end-times theology (postmillennialism, amillennialism, dispensational premillennialism, and historical premillennialism).
Adherents of a dispensational interpretation of Biblical truth may find Bond's stand difficult to accept.
He, too, was an admired lay preacher and writer who, while clearly dispensational and anything but liberal in his response to modernizing tendencies, (64) did not belong to any Christian denomination but considered himself "a free-lance as regards the Churches.
Yet, while hewing to his fundamentalist theology, including a dispensational hermeneutic and an adamantly anti-Darwinian predisposition, Mears refused to adopt many of the socio-cultural implications of Riley's diatribes against modern American life.
One is the dispensational belief that the Jews' restoration to Israel will bring on the Second Coming.