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v. 1) the dividing up of those assets of an estate or trust when someone has died according to the terms of the deceased's will or trust, or in absence of a will, according to the laws of descent and distribution. 2) division of profits or assets of a corporation or business. (See: probate, will, trust, descent and distribution, corporation)
distributeverb admeasure, administer, allocate, allot, appropriate, arrange, array, assign, assign places to, assort, class, classify, deal, decentralize, dispense, disseminate, distribuere, divide, dividere, dole, file, give out, mete, parcel out, portion out, prorate, ration, scatter, set in order, share, sort, sow, space, spread, systematize
Associated concepts: distributed among creditors, distribbted because of liquidation, distribution of an estate
See also: administer, allocate, allot, apportion, arrange, assign, bequeath, bestow, cast, circulate, classify, deploy, detail, diffuse, disburse, dispense, disperse, dispose, disseminate, dole, expend, file, fix, give, grant, intersperse, issue, marshal, mete, parcel, partition, post, prorate, publish, sort, split, spread, subdivide, supply, tender