Dispense

  • 1 dispense — [ dispɑ̃s ] n. f. • 1488; de dispenser 1 ♦ Autorisation spéciale, donnée par l autorité ecclésiastique, de faire ce qui est défendu ou de ne pas faire ce qui est prescrit. ⇒ autorisation, exemption, permission. Demander, obtenir, accorder une… …

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  • 2 dispense — DISPENSE. s. f. Exemption de la règle ordinaire. Dispense de la Loi, de la Coutume. Dispense d âge. Dispense de bans. Dispense de résider. Demander, accorder dispense, une dispense, des dispenses. Obtenir dispense en Cour de Rome. Il a eu sa… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • 3 dispense — Dispense. s. f. Exemption de la regle ordinaire. Dispense de la loy, de la coustume. dispense d âge. dispense des bancs. dispense de resider. demander, accorder dispense, une dispense, des dispenses. obtenir dispense en Cour de Rome. il a eu sa… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 4 dispense — di‧spense [dɪˈspens] verb [intransitive, transitive] 1. if a machine dispenses something, it gives it to someone who puts in money, a special number etc: • Four machines dispense a wide range of drinks and snacks. • a cash dispensing machine… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 5 Dispense — Dis*pense , v. i. 1. To compensate; to make up; to make amends. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] One loving hour For many years of sorrow can dispense. Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. To give dispensation. [1913 Webster] He [the pope] can also dispense in all… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 Dispense — Dis*pense , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dispensed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Dispensing}.] [F. dispenser, L. dispensare, intens. of dispendere. See {Dispend}.] 1. To deal out in portions; to distribute; to give; as, the steward dispenses provisions according… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 dispense — I verb administer, allocate, allot, appoint, apportion, appropriate, assign, bestow, bestow upon, confer, deal, deal to, detail, dimittere, dispense, disperse, dispose of, disseminate, distribuere, distribute, divide in portions, do away with, do …

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  • 8 Dispense — Dis*pense , n. [Cf. F. dispense dispensation. See {Dispense}, v. t.] Dispensation; exemption. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …

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  • 9 dispensé — dispensé, ée (di span sé, sée) part. passé. 1°   Réparti. Des récompenses dispensées à ceux qui les méritaient. 2°   Qui a exemption de.... Dispensé de jeûner. Dispensé du service militaire, en raison de ses infirmités …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 10 dispense — [v1] dole out supply allocate, allot, apportion, assign, come across with, deal, deal out, disburse, dish out*, distribute, divide, divvy*, fork out*, furnish, give, give away, give with, hand out, hand over, lot, measure, mete out, partition,… …

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  • 11 dispense — [di spens′] vt. dispensed, dispensing [ME dispensen < OFr despenser < L dispensare, to pay out < pp. of dispendere, to weigh out < dis , out + pendere, to weigh: see PENDANT] 1. to give or deal out; distribute 2. to prepare and give… …

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  • 12 Dispense — Dis*pense , n. [OF. despense, F. d[ e]pense.] Expense; profusion; outlay. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] It was a vault built for great dispense. Spenser. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 13 dispense — ► VERB 1) distribute to a number of people. 2) (of a chemist) supply (medicine) according to a doctor s prescription. 3) (of a machine or container) supply or release (a product). 4) (dispense with) get rid of or manage without. DERIVATIVES… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 14 dispense — early 14c., from O.Fr. dispenser give out (13c.), from L. dispensare disburse, administer, distribute (by weight), frequentative of dispendere pay out, from dis out (see DIS (Cf. dis )) + pendere to pay, weigh (see PENDANT (Cf. pendant …

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  • 15 dispense — 1 *distribute, divide, deal, dole Analogous words: *allot, assign, apportion, allocate: portion, parcel, ration, prorate, *apportion 2 *administer …

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  • 16 dispense — (di span s ) s. f. 1°   Au sens positif, qui dérive directement de dispenser, distribuer, autorisation, permission. Dispense de manger de la viande. Le pape ne donne point de dispense de ce qui est contre le droit divin. •   À Rome on ne lit… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 17 DISPENSE — n. f. Exemption, acte par lequel on dispense une personne de quelque chose. Dispense de tutelle. Dispense de bans. Dispense de résider. Demander, accorder dispense, une dispense, des dispenses. Obtenir dispense en cour de Rome. Le Pape a accordé… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • 18 DISPENSE — s. f. Exemption, acte par lequel on dispense une personne de quelque chose. Dispense de la loi, de la coutume. Dispense de tutelle. Dispense d âge. Dispense de bans. Dispense de résider. Demander, accorder dispense, une dispense, des dispenses.… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 19 dispense — v. 1) (B) to dispense charity to the needy; to dispense equal justice to all 2) (d; intr.) to dispense with (to dispense with the formalities) * * * [dɪs pens] to dispense equal justice to all (B) to dispense charity to the needy (d; intr.) to… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 20 dispense — di|spense [dıˈspens] v [T] formal [Date: 1300 1400; : Latin; Origin: dispensare to share out , from pendere to weigh ] 1.) to give something to people, especially in fixed amounts = ↑give out dispense sth to sb ▪ Villagers dispensed tea to people …

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