from The Century Dictionary.
- Pertaining to dispensation or the granting of dispensations: as, dispensative power.
- Dispensable; capable of being dispensed with.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Granting dispensation.
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- adjective Granting
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The teaching authority of the bishop and his governing authority (potestas regiminis) will now be successively considered, the latter comprising the legislative, dispensative, judicial, coercive, and administrative powers.