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dispensation
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Ulysses
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  • A course that lay between undue clemency and excessive rigour: the dispensation in a heterogeneous society of arbitrary classes, incessantly rearranged in terms of greater and lesser social inequality, of unbiassed homogeneous indisputable justice, tempered with mitigants of the widest possible latitude but exactable to the uttermost farthing with confiscation of estate, real and personal, to the crown.

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as in: received dispensation to Define
an exemption from some rule or obligation
as in: dispensation of justice Define
distribution of something; or administration of a service
as in: gave me my dispensation of meds Define
something given - typically given by an official
as in: dispensation of that era Define
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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