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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
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dispensation dispensations dispensational dispensatory
Notes:
In theology, in addition to referring to exceptions from general rules the word may reference the abuse of the selling of indulgences that occurred in the late Middle Ages.

Dispensation has many reasonably common, but highly diverse senses. Accordingly, it is generally recommended that you just learn the sense (or senses) that currently interest you.
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  • 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.
  • 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.

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  • And yet a dispensation may be had.
    Shakespeare  --  King Henry VI, Part 1
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Associated words [difficulty]:   dispensation [7]
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Most commonly used in these subjects:   History, Religion & Spirtuality, Religion - Christianity
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