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  • adj. Granting dispensation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Granting dispensation.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to dispensation or the granting of dispensations: as, dispensative power.
  • Dispensable; capable of being dispensed with.


Latin dispensativus, dispensatorius. (Wiktionary)


  • 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.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 2: Assizes-Browne


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