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as in: received dispensation to Define
an exemption from some rule or obligation
  • A last-minute dispensation enabled her to get the experimental drug.
  • At that time, a Hungarian was not permitted to marry a woman of another class except by special dispensation of the State.

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  • The 70 year-old protestant minister became a Roman Catholic priest with special dispensation from the Pope to continue living under the same roof with his wife.
  • King Henry VIII required a papal dispensation to marry Catherine.
  • And yet a dispensation may be had.
    Shakespeare  --  King Henry VI, Part 1
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as in: dispensation of justice Define
distribution of something; or administration of a service
  • The agency coordinates dispensation of medical supplies in event of a national shortage.
  • Dispensation of controlled substances is carefully monitored.

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  • Rural areas of Afghanistan are not accustomed to looking toward the central government for dispensation of justice.
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as in: gave me my dispensation of meds Define
something given - typically given by an official
  • We receive our dispensation of medical supplies each Friday.
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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
  • Citizens are enjoying a fairer, less arbitrary dispensation.
  • Such is the dispensation of an all-wise Providence!
    Charles Dickens  --  The Chimes

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  • 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.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
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  • Henry sputtered, and forgetting the latest dispensations from General Motors, grabbed for a gearshift and stomped at a clutch.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • The director has already filed a dispensation to keep me out of the reserves.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See

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  • "Yes, my squalid little serf," I said, and fluttered my hands in royal dispensation.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • Jem’s free dispensation of my pledge irked me, but precious noontime minutes were ticking away.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Your uncle will have dispensation of that fief.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • "Dispensation," Roarke corrected.
    J.D. Robb  --  Glory in Death
  • His voice had won him an indulgence-years of dispensation-in the type of prideful individual achievement that the church otherwise frowned upon.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • MORE (Sits) A dispensation was granted so that the King might marry Queen Catherine, for state reasons.
    Robert Bolt  --  A Man for All Seasons
  • Mexicans don’t have no special dispensation.
    Larry McMurtry  --  Lonesome Dove
  • Papa had said we must wait until I was seventeen, but he consented to giving me those three days of dispensation.
    Julia Alvarez  --  In the Time of the Butterflies

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  • With special dispensation from the Vatican, she took her vows and entered a convent in Madras as a trainee novice.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • Now we are to ask the Pope to-dispense with his dispensation, also for state reasons?
    Robert Bolt  --  A Man for All Seasons
  • It was like a flower girl’s dress in a wedding; once little Nina Carmichael’s was a flower girl’s dress, after Etta’s wedding, but this was special dispensation.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Golden Apples
  • Marry, thus much I have learnt; He rather means to lodge you in the field, Like one that comes here to besiege his court, Than seek a dispensation for his oath, To let you enter his unpeeled house.
    William Shakespeare  --  Love’s Labour’s Lost
  • At the age of twenty, by special dispensation of the Holy See, he was a priest, and served as the youngest of the chaplains of Notre-Dame the altar which is called, because of the late mass which is said there, ~altare pigrorum~.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • "What do you shake and toss your head now for, you silly?" he continued; for though her hair was now under a new dispensation, and was brushed smoothly behind her ears, she seemed still in imagination to be tossing it out of her eyes.
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • And, as to procuring a dispensation, there could be no difficulty at his time of life, and with his character.
    Jane Austen  --  Persuasion
  • You can’t do that to a poor aunt unless you have a special dispensation from the Pope.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • Beulah was but fourteen, and she belonged to the newer dispensation which speaks up more boldly to the masculine half of creation.
    Grace MacGowan Cooke  --  The Power and the Glory
  • My husband is generous with the dispensation of spirit, at week’s-end, there is often music heard in the servants’ quarters.
    Stephen King  --  Rose Red
  • Perhaps he believed that some peculiar dispensation had been made in his favor, for his sake.
    William Faulkner  --  Light in August
  • She had received dispensation to resign as a nun, but still wore her ring from consecration.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains
  • He was in charge of the dormitory; one of the dispensations of those days of deliverance, I realized now, had been his absence.
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
  • You have them by some strange and lovely dispensation.
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden
  • The only means, then, which they can possess, will be in the dispensation of appointments.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • As a banned person, Wirmie had to receive a special dispensation from the minister of justice, for she was technically not permitted to communicate with me.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • There was nothing here, when he rose in the deep morning quiet and looked out on the dewy brambles and rank tufted grass, that seemed to have any relation with that life centring in Lantern Yard, which had once been to him the altar-place of high dispensations.
    George Eliot  --  Silas Marner
  • It was like a flower girl’s dress in a wedding; once little Nina Carmichael’s was a flower girl’s dress, after Etta’s wedding, but this was special dispensation.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
  • As for the chance episcopal perquisites, the fees for marriage bans, dispensations, private baptisms, sermons, benedictions, of churches or chapels, marriages, etc., the Bishop levied them on the wealthy with all the more asperity, since he bestowed them on the needy.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Then, with assumed gravity, he said to the bereaved mother, "Sister, pray to the Lord that every dispensation of his divine will may be sanctified to the good of your poor needy soul!"
    Harriet Jacobs  --  Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
  • What thou sayst is passing true, but I like not the privileges acquired by the dispensation of the Grand Master, and the merit acquired by the slaughter of three hundred Saracens.
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • Above him, on a higher platform, well guarded by gilded railing, the tribune had his quarters, overlooking everything, and furnished with a couch, a table, and a cathedra, or chair, cushioned, and with arms and high back—articles which the imperial dispensation permitted of the utmost elegance.
    Lew Wallace  --  Ben Hur
  • As where a Law exacteth a Pecuniary mulct, of them that take the name of God in vaine, the payment of the mulct, is not the price of a dispensation to sweare, but the Punishment of the transgression of a Law undispensable.
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
  • This is a duty without dispensation.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2
  • Any faerie found carrying a weapon without a dispensation from the Clave will be killed on sight.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • I, in my stiff-necked rebellion, almost cursed the dispensation: instead of bending to the decree, I defied it.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • "Oh, Mamma, how is it you don’t understand that the Holy Father, who has the right to grant dispensations."
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • There was such a simple, careless gaiety in his voice that no solemn dispensation could have been more effective.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • Our parish is Saint-Denis du Saint Sacrament, but I will get a dispensation so that you can be married at Saint-Paul.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • CHAPTER TWENTY-ONE There were many men and women in Umuofia who did not feel as strongly as Okonkwo about the new dispensation.
    Chinua Achebe  --  Things Fall Apart
  • He argued for a dispensation, and he got it.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • ] [Footnote 223: Antinomianism, the doctrine that the moral law is not binding under the gospel dispensation, faith alone being necessary to salvation.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • ’It was clear enough, as I have told you, years before YOU ever saw her — and why, in the mysterious dispensations of Providence, you ever did see her, is more than humanity can comprehend — it was clear enough that the poor soft little thing would marry somebody, at some time or other; but I did hope it wouldn’t have been as bad as it has turned out.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • In 1948, after receiving the special dispensation of Pope Pius XII to work independently, she founded an open-air school for Calcutta’s homeless children.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • But they hadn’t cut nearly enough wood to begin construction before his father’s dispensation ended and Deo had to return to cowherding.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains
  • This was the children’s dispensation: what they’d been waiting for.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
  • This was the children’s dispensation: what they’d been waiting for.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Golden Apples
  • He preaches a new dispensation.
    Lew Wallace  --  Ben Hur
  • This is a duty from which nothing can give him a dispensation.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • I told them that whites were Africans as well, and that in any future dispensation the majority would need the minority.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
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