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Definition of dispensation:

  1. A system of principles, promises, and rules ordained and administered; scheme; economy; as, the Patriarchal, Mosaic, and Christian dispensations.
  2. That which is dispensed, dealt out, or appointed; that which is enjoined or bestowed
  3. 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.
  4. 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.).

Synonyms:

clearance, leave, disbursement, sanction, authority, administration, banana republic, autocracy, administration, caretaker government, consent, big government, coalition, approval, issue, distribution, centralism, absolutism, give, application, autonomy, issuance, presentation, distribution, regulation, direction, handover, authorization, collect, autarky, anarchy, indulgence, supervision, admeasurement.

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