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DISPENSATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does dispensation mean? 

DISPENSATION (noun)
  The noun DISPENSATION has 3 senses:

1. an exemption from some rule or obligation
2. a share that has been dispensed or distributed
3. the act of dispensing (giving out in portions)

  Familiarity information: DISPENSATION used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


DISPENSATION (noun)


Sense 1dispensation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An exemption from some rule or obligation

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

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

license; permission; permit (the act of giving a formal (usually written) authorization)

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

variance (an official dispensation to act contrary to a rule or regulation (typically a building regulation))


Sense 2dispensation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A share that has been dispensed or distributed

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession

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

part; percentage; portion; share (assets belonging to or due to or contributed by an individual person or group)


Sense 3dispensation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of dispensing (giving out in portions)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

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

distribution (the act of distributing or spreading or apportioning)


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