a system of order
or more rarely:
a period of history some Christians distinguish as having had a different divine approach to mankind
any act of God
Citizens are enjoying a fairer, less arbitrary dispensation.
Such is the dispensation of an all-wise Providence!
Charles Dickens -- The Chimes
She believes that Jesus’s sacrifice was the transition from dispensation of law to a new dispensation of grace.
The one called Lucas was a mild and meek-looking little gentleman of clerical aspect; he had been an itinerant evangelist, it transpired, and had seen the light and become a prophet of the new dispensation.