Related topics: Government, Officials, Christianity
1 [uncountable and countable]RRCPGO special permission from someone in authority, especially a religious leader, to do something that is not usually allowed:
Caroline's marriage was annulled by special dispensation from the church.
2 [uncountable] formalPG the act of providing people with something as part of an official process
dispensation of
the dispensation of justice
3 [countable] formalRRPG a religious or political system that has control over people's lives at a particular time

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