from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Disbursement.

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  • n. The act of disbursing money
  • n. The amount of money paid for something (especially the amount that may be tax-deductable)

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the act of spending or disbursing money
  • n. amounts paid for goods and services that may be currently tax deductible (as opposed to capital expenditures)


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dis- + Latin bursa, a purse.


  • Although the government partly compensates it for discounted sales through cash subsidy, there is no fixed quantum and time for disbursal, denting profits.

    BPCL Plans $2 Billion Capex for Upstream Assets

  • While recuperating in Morocco, the king ordered the disbursal of millions of dollars to poor families and canceled repayment to the state of money by the families of people who died in debt.

    Saudi King to Return Home as Turmoil Sweeps Region

  • Mortgage lender Housing Development Finance pared initial losses after exceeding January-March profit estimates on strong growth in loan disbursal.

    Indian Shares End Lower on Fuel Price Concerns

  • Loans to infrastructure, metals products and engineering companies were two-thirds of the annual incremental loan disbursal as of Dec. 17.

    RBI Asks Banks to Restrain Credit

  • Local newspapers are speculating that there would be some agreement on the procedures for the disbursal of $1.5 billion aid under the Kerry-Lugar-Berman legislation.

    Saad Khan: What Secretary Clinton Should Do During Her Visit to Pakistan

  • The rest is earmarked for disbursal over the next five years to support reconstruction, education, employment and agricultural development, as well as getting more Haitians involved in influencing public policy, among other things.

    Gifts That Keep on Giving

  • Amid rocketing inflation and a profligate government, India's central bank can enjoy at least one bit of good news: the country's banks have at last met its target rate of loan disbursal.

    A Small Cheer For India's Banks

  • Indeed, the initial impetus for the feud with Laird may have been a desire to make readers forget about an even more egregious charge Twain had made with regard to the Sanitary Commission, specifically, the disbursal of funds raised by the good ladies of Carson City.


  • It had been terminated for the deaths it had knowingly caused, so there was nothing to oversee except employee outplacement and asset disbursal.

    Short Story: "Unvarnished Siding" (8th in a series)

  • I have instituted a new method of disbursal: Any local team of boys can schedule with me a 2-hour lesson on HIV/AIDS transmission and prevention.

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