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dispensation — as in:  received dispensation to

A last-minute dispensation enabled her to get the experimental drug.
an exemption from some rule or obligation
dispensation — as in:  dispensation of justice

The agency coordinates dispensation of medical supplies in event of a national shortage.
distribution of something; or administration of a service
dispensation — as in:  gave me my dispensation of meds

We receive our dispensation of medical supplies each Friday.
something given - typically given by an official
dispensation — as in:  dispensation of that era

Citizens are enjoying a fairer, less arbitrary dispensation.
a system of order

or more rarely:

a period of history some Christians distinguish as having had a different divine approach to mankind

or archaically:

any act of God
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