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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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While addressing district judiciary here at Circuit House, the Chief Justice said that the judges had taken oath to abide by law and to fulfil the requirements of their office regarding dispensation of justice.
He said: "We have been told by FIFA that they will extend the dispensation for this season, but are then unlikely to extend it further.
Around 35 staff there - who had been given a dispensation by unions not to strike so they could prepare meals on wheels for needy people - considered walking out in disgust but were persuaded to stay by union officials.
The special dispensation follows a five-year campaign by Mr Ireland and comes just 20 days before the pet passport trial scheme is due to be introduced.
"It has been suggested we discuss with clubs exactly how far they want the dispensation rule to go.
He also urged magistrates to ensure strict adherences to the dispensation of justice to curtail delays.
Law Society of Kenya regional chairman Wilkins Ochoki said they will support the court in the dispensation of justice.
NFU Scotland (NFUS) has urged everyone to make use of a scheme which allows members with wide vehicles to apply for a dispensation to avoid having to notify police for each individual movement.
The chief justice apprised the participants that the purpose of the meeting was to take stock of the performance of the Supreme Court in terms of dispensation of justice and disposal of cases and to deliberate on the issues and matters pertaining to smooth functioning of the court.
The Full Court showed satisfaction over institution and disposal rate and discussed different strategies, ways and means to bring improvements in case management for effective and smooth functioning of the court and underlined the need to make untiring efforts to improve dispensation of justice and resolved to constitute special benches at branch registries where there is high pendency to reduce the backlog.
Chief Justice of Pakistan thanked the Judges and appreciated their commitment, devotion for cause of dispensation of justice to public at large so as to redress their grievances and to provide relief to them.
But it must be kept in mind that in a society like ours, which does not appear to have a great reputation as law-abiding one, improving the system of dispensation of justice won't be easy and would involve many steps like: 1) A large increase in the number of judges, of adequate calibre and integrity, to deal with high, and rising number of cases in our country.