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 dispensation.


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Latin dispensativus, dispensatorius.


  • 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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