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Dispensation

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(1):

(n.) The act of dispensing or dealing out; distribution; often used of the distribution of good and evil by God to man, or more generically, of the acts and modes of his administration.

(2):

(n.) That which is dispensed, dealt out, or appointed; that which is enjoined or bestowed

(3):

(n.) A system of principles, promises, and rules ordained and administered; scheme; economy; as, the Patriarchal, Mosaic, and Christian dispensations.

(4):

(n.) The relaxation of a law in a particular case; permission to do something forbidden, or to omit doing something enjoined; specifically, in the Roman Catholic Church, exemption from some ecclesiastical law or obligation to God which a man has incurred of his own free will (oaths, vows, etc.).


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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Dispensation'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/web/d/dispensation.html. 1828.

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