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 Dictionary entry overview: What does disbursement mean? 

  The noun DISBURSEMENT has 2 senses:

1. amounts paid for goods and services that may be currently tax deductible (as opposed to capital expenditures)
2. the act of spending or disbursing money

  Familiarity information: DISBURSEMENT used as a noun is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1disbursement [BACK TO TOP]


Amounts paid for goods and services that may be currently tax deductible (as opposed to capital expenditures)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession


disbursal; disbursement; expense

Hypernyms ("disbursement" is a kind of...):

cost (the total spent for goods or services including money and time and labor)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "disbursement"):

budget items; operating cost; operating expense; overhead (the expense of maintaining property (e.g., paying property taxes and utilities and insurance); it does not include depreciation or the cost of financing or income taxes)

moving expense (the cost of moving your residence from one location to another)

non-cash expense (an expense (such as depreciation) that is not paid for in cash)

medical expense (amount spent for diagnosis or treatment or prevention of medical problems)

lobbying expense (expenses incurred in promoting or evaluating legislation)

interest expense (interest paid on loans)

business expense; trade expense (ordinary and necessary expenses incurred in a taxpayer's business or trade)

personal expense (the cost of personal or family living)

Sense 2disbursement [BACK TO TOP]


The act of spending or disbursing money

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions


outlay; spending; disbursal; disbursement

Hypernyms ("disbursement" is a kind of...):

defrayal; defrayment; payment (the act of paying money)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "disbursement"):

expending; expenditure (the act of spending money for goods or services)

compensatory spending; deficit spending; pump priming (spending money raised by borrowing; used by governments to stimulate their economy)

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