Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To pay out, as from a fund; expend. synonym: spend.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A payment or disbursement.
  • To pay out, as money; spend or lay out; expend.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To pay out; to expend; -- usually from a public fund or treasury.
  • transitive verb an officer in any department of the public service who is charged with the duty of paying out public money.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb finance To pay out, expend; usually from a public fund or treasury

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

  • verb expend, as from a fund

Etymologies

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

[Obsolete French desbourser, from Old French desborser : des-, dis- + borse, purse (from Late Latin bursa; see bursa).]

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From Old French desbourser (modern: débourser). Equivalent to dis- + burse ("purse").

Examples

  • The estate had money from oil but the trustee just did not want to disburse any of it.

    Deported

  • 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.

    Madoff Claims Lure Banks

  • 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.

    LIKE ARGUS OF THE ANCIENT TIMES

  • The estate had money from oil but the trustee just did not want to disburse any of it.

    Deported

  • The estate had money from oil but the trustee just did not want to disburse any of it.

    Deported

  • 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.

    Daimler Starts India Financial Unit

  • Ensure that the federal government and state and local governments disburse funds according to an established and accelerated timeline

    Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam: The Need for Austerity and Audacity

  • Ensure that the federal government and state and local governments disburse funds according to an established and accelerated timeline

    Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam: The Need for Austerity and Audacity

  • The estate had money from oil but the trustee just did not want to disburse any of it.

    Deported

  • The estate had money from oil but the trustee just did not want to disburse any of it.

    Deported

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