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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 took the best advice he could afford at the time and not only did he avoid the media but he also got dispensation from the court not to sit in the dock during the trial - so he sat next to his family - and to always be protected.
It would be difficult to reach a stage even close to viability, without any special dispensation from the Central Government.
However, their position on whether or not to maintain dispensations provided for under Regulation EC 1185/2003 was distinctly less clear.
When will celibacy dispensations become more available to married Catholic men?
provides an abundance of details--for example, the reasons for marital dispensation (e.
You do need to apply for one of these dispensations in advance, so at least your son will know for next time.
Moreover, those who would like to move beyond an impasse between old and new dispensations may well be frustrated by limitations inherent in this volumes form.
Cardinal Roger Mahony and church officials in other American cities have granted a special one-day dispensation to break the rules of the holy season of Lent, which prohibit Catholics from eating meat on Fridays to observe the sacrifice of Jesus Christ.
Special dispensation has now been granted by the Standards and Ethics Committee to the 51 councillors who applied.
The dispensations also apply to 20 parish councils affected.
He said: ``Any directors who authorise their own expenses should think very carefully before asking for a dispensation.
The Northern Ireland Office confirmed that Angelo Fusco, Robert Campbell, Paul Patrick Magee and Anthony Gerard Sloan are free to return home after a special dispensation from the Queen.