To see details on the word
dispensation
please enable javascript.

Go to New Version of This Page
This old version has not been updated since 2016,
but we're leaving it in case you prefer it.
Show What's New
Please update your links from the new version.
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
Home
 Mark word for later review on this computer
dispensation dispensations dispensational dispensatory
Notes:
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.
Web Links:
(try right-click if popups are disabled)
Dictionary - Vocabulary.com®
Dictionary/Synonyms - Google®
Dictionary List - OneLook®
Wikipedia - Dispensation - Catholic
Wikipedia - Indulgence
Wikipedia - Dispensationalism
Samples:
  • 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.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
Search for samples from other sources:
(try right-click if popups are disabled)
Interest -- Source
General -- Google News®
General -- Time® Magazine
General -- Twitter®
Associated words [difficulty]:   dispensation [7]
     If popups are enabled: Search in OneLook®   If Flash® is also enabled: Search in Visuwords®
Most commonly used in these subjects:   History, Religion & Spirtuality, Religion - Christianity
Home
verbalworkout.com . . . enhancing vocabulary while reading