American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To pay out, as from a fund; expend. See Synonyms at spend.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To pay out, as money; spend or lay out; expend.
- n. A payment or disbursement.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To pay out; to expend; -- usually from a public fund or treasury.
- v. expend, as from a fund
- From Old French desbourser (modern: débourser). Equivalent to dis- + burse ("purse"). (Wiktionary)
- Obsolete French desbourser, from Old French desborser : des-, dis- + borse, purse (from Late Latin bursa; see bursa). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Ensure that the federal government and state and local governments disburse funds according to an established and accelerated timeline”
“CHENNAI -- Daimler Financial Services AG, part of German auto maker Daimler AG, Tuesday announced the start of its wholly owned unit in India and said it expects to disburse loans worth $500 million in five years in this growing market for automobiles.”
“And sons and daughters of his flesh and of the law needs must go with him fulsomely eating out of the gnarled old hand that had half a million to disburse.”
“The estate had money from oil but the trustee just did not want to disburse any of it.”
“Since then, the market has grown and attracted larger players after it became clear the trustee liquidating Mr. Madoff's firm, Irving Picard , would be able to disburse at least $10 billion.”
“The Luxembourg meeting failed to finalise both a second bailout, expected to amount to €120bn over three years, and to disburse a tranche of €12bn from the rescue launched in May last year, declaring that first Papandreou would need to win cross-party support for the radical austerity and privatisation being pushed through parliament.”
“European officials are moving quickly to disburse more bailout money to Greece to keep the debt-ridden country from defaulting on its loans.”
“The Global Fund will disburse around $10 billion in our current funding period, between 2011 and 2013; $2 billion more than what it disbursed between 2008 and 2010.”
“The company plans to disburse 280 billion to 300 billion rupees in the financial year through March, and aims to raise up to $2.5 billion from overseas invesors in loans and bonds.”
“Do the Quartet threaten to withdraw the PA's funds, because, as is very likely, Salam Fayyad will no longer be there to disburse them?”
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