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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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If you, who are the valet, hope for dispensation to commit a crime, shall not I, the friend of your bishop, have dispensation for eating meat at the call of my stomach?
For my vow,'' said the Templar, ``our Grand Master hath granted me a dispensation.
This is a duty from which nothing can give him a dispensation.
The only means, then, which they can possess, will be in the dispensation of appointments.
Both these heroes are lying under the earth, though they are still alive, for by a special dispensation of Jove, they die and come to life again, each one of them every other day throughout all time, and they have the rank of gods.
How it was that the priesthood of Typee satisfied the affair with their consciences, I know not; but so it was, and Fayaway dispensation from this portion of the taboo was at length procured.
Shuttleworthy, given over all expectation of ever receiving the promised Chateau-Margaux; and he, therefore, looked upon it now as a sort of especial dispensation of Providence in his behalf.
And, as to procuring a dispensation, there could be no difficulty at his time of life, and with his character.
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.