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distribute

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)

distribute

verb 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

distribute

see DISTRIBUTION.
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I shall distribute them among the poor of Dort; and thus the hatred which every rich man has to encounter in times of civil wars will be soothed down, and I shall be able, without fearing any harm either from Republicans or Orangists, to keep as heretofore my borders in splendid condition.
Like Robin Hood of old, Daylight proceeded to rob the rich; and, in a small way, to distribute to the needy.
Our ambassadors should be instructed to send home such seeds as these, and Congress help to distribute them over all the land.
There was a battle between them, and at last they agreed to distribute their land and houses among individual owners; and they enslaved their friends and maintainers, whom they had formerly protected in the condition of freemen, and made of them subjects and servants; and they themselves were engaged in war and in keeping a watch against them.
But before the first chink of knife and fork this army of retainers had vanished, only the one or two required to collect and distribute the plates darting about in deathly silence.
De agent what represents it pussented me with a dollar, sah, to distribute a few of his cards along with de doctah's.
In the fervour of my zeal to distribute the letters, it never occurred to me to inquire about Rachel.
The suffering States would not long consent to remain associated upon a principle which distributes the public burdens with so unequal a hand, and which was calculated to impoverish and oppress the citizens of some States, while those of others would scarcely be conscious of the small proportion of the weight they were required to sustain.
Continued Lynn, "I have one word for churches tempted to distribute the Christian Coalition's deceitful voter guides: Don't
6) The primary issue is whether Parent had to distribute the proceeds attributable to both businesses C and D or could it choose to distribute either one.

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