Definitions for dispensationˌdɪs pənˈseɪ ʃən, -pɛn-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dispensation(noun)

    an exemption from some rule or obligation

  2. dispensation(noun)

    a share that has been dispensed or distributed

  3. dispensation(noun)

    the act of dispensing (giving out in portions)

Wiktionary

  1. dispensation(Noun)

    The act of dispensing or dealing out; distribution; often used of the distribution of good and evil by God to man, or more generically, of the acts and modes of his administration.

  2. dispensation(Noun)

    That which is dispensed, dealt out, or appointed; that which is enjoined or bestowed

  3. dispensation(Noun)

    A system of principles, promises, and rules ordained and administered; scheme; economy; as, the Patriarchal, Mosaic, and Christian dispensations.

  4. dispensation(Noun)

    The relaxation of a law in a particular case; permission to do something forbidden, or to omit doing something enjoined; specifically, in the Roman Catholic Church, exemption from some ecclesiastical law or obligation to God which a man has incurred of his own free will (oaths, vows, etc.).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dispensation(noun)

    the act of dispensing or dealing out; distribution; often used of the distribution of good and evil by God to man, or more generically, of the acts and modes of his administration

  2. Dispensation(noun)

    that which is dispensed, dealt out, or appointed; that which is enjoined or bestowed

  3. Dispensation(noun)

    a system of principles, promises, and rules ordained and administered; scheme; economy; as, the Patriarchal, Mosaic, and Christian dispensations

  4. Dispensation(noun)

    the relaxation of a law in a particular case; permission to do something forbidden, or to omit doing something enjoined; specifically, in the Roman Catholic Church, exemption from some ecclesiastical law or obligation to God which a man has incurred of his own free will (oaths, vows, etc.)

  5. Origin: [F. dispensation, L. dispensatio.]

Freebase

  1. Dispensation

    In the canon law of the Roman Catholic Church, a dispensation is the exemption from the immediate obligation of law in certain cases. Its object is to modify the hardship often arising from the rigorous application of general laws to particular cases, and its essence is to preserve the law by suspending its operation in such cases.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Dispensation

    dis-pen-sā′shun, n. the act of dispensing or dealing out: various methods or stages of God's dealing with His creatures—Patriarchal, Mosaic, Christian: the distribution of good and evil in the divine government: license or permission to neglect a rule.—adjs. Dispens′ative, Dispens′atory, granting dispensation.—advs. Dispens′atively, Dispens′atorily.—n. Dispens′atory, a book containing medical prescriptions.—adj. Dispens′ing.

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dispensation in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dispensation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Babatunde Fashola:

    It suffered delays as a result of partisan political differences in the last dispensation. After the first tranche was disbursed there was a freeze on the second tranche.

  2. Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa:

    In the current form, the system places disproportionate burden on the low and middle-income households, this new dispensation demonstrates that we are a listening and caring government.

  3. Joel Finack:

    In this dispensation, God has clearly included the burial and resurrection of Christ along with His death as a part of 'the gospel' (1 Cor. 151-4)...It is God who has set these terms as the content of our faith in order to be saved. This is the METHOD of salvation in this day of grace.

  4. Emeasoba George:

    A great man or woman is any man or woman who outperforms his or her counterparts in a particular field, sphere, dispensation or a given period of time i.e. extraordinariness or uncommonness is nothing but a sign of greatness. But, mind you nobody has ever become truly great by his or her own strenght, intelligence, wealth or hardwork. Yes! it takes only God's grace to achieve true greatness in anything in life (Psalms 75 : 6).

  5. John Fredericksen:

    The age of Grace began in mid-Acts, after the conversion of the Apostle Paul. It is through his letters alone that we learn about the dispensation of Grace, about Israel being set aside, with Jew and Gentile being saved into the Body of Christ. It was Paul who taught 'all the Jews which are among the Gentiles to forsake Moses' (Acts 2121). It was also Paul who proclaimed the forgiveness of sins 'to all who would believe' in Christ, adding that 'ye could not be justified by the law of Moses' (Acts 1338-39). The measuring rod of grace tells us that the age of Grace began with Paul, then continued through those who were saved and subsequently carried on His God-given doctrines of grace.

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