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  • v. Present participle of dispense.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to dispensation or the granting of dispensations; that may be exercised in relaxing the law, or in releasing from some legal obligation or penalty: as, the dispensing power of the pope.
  • That dispenses, deals out, or distributes: as, a dispensing chemist, or druggist.


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  • Peter (Pete) was once again dispensing fatherly advice to young John.

    Law & Order: Red Dragon : Bev Vincent

  • A constant criticism of the ICTR is that in dispensing justice it is, unlike the ICTY in The Hague, not even-handed and that in this instance only the defeated will be put on trial.

    An Unwise Invitation

  • With a smile Silvia repeats that SEP, the Secretary of Public Education (Secretaria de Educacion Publica) of Jalisco now cooperates with these agencies in dispensing information and changing attitudes about such issues of adolescent sexuality.

    Where angels fear to tread: an interview with Silvia Flores

  • He passed the day in dispensing justice among the folk, bidding to graciousness and forbidding ungraciousness and appointing to place and displacing, till day-end, when the Divan broke up, after the goodliest fashion, and all the troops withdrew and each went his own way.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • We could stand to take lessons from Iraq in dispensing justice - they didn't waste time.

    Sound Politics: Good riddance

  • Communication Works Limited is a NIG based telecom equipment company dedicated to the service of the public in dispensing and selling quality goods and services to the entire public at large, we operate much kind of services and other benefits depending on the rate at which we receive patronage from our buyers, we are using this medium to inform buyers that we are qualified supplier in NIGERIA.

    Think Progress » New Ads Funded by Big Oil Portray Global Warming Science as Smear Campaign Against Carbon Dioxide

  • NOKIA PHONES LMITED is a Telecommunication equipment company dedicated to the service of the public in dispensing and selling quality goods and services to the entire public at large.

    Cellphone spam

  • Korean restaurant confesses to discrimination in dispensing dessert. posted by Eric 7: 30 AM |


  • In fact, he sees a mission in dispensing justice and is certain he does good to the world by enforcing social mores.

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  • He attributes his apostleship and the gifts accompanying it (including inspiration) to God's grace alone. faithful -- in dispensing to you the inspired directions received by me from the Lord.

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible


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