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Meaning of Dispensation

An exemption from some law, a permission to do something forbidden; an allowance to omit something commenced. The canonistic name for a license .

Dispensation Alternative Definition

A relaxation of law for the benefit or advantage of an Individual. In the United States, no power exists, except In the legislature, to dispense with law; and then it is not so much a dispensation as a change of the law.

Synonyms of Dispensation

(Act of dispensing), noun

  • accommodation
  • administration
  • allocation
  • allotment
  • appointment
  • apportionment
  • assignment
  • bestowal
  • bestowment
  • conferment
  • conferral
  • dispersal
  • dispersion
  • disposal
  • disposition
  • dissemination
  • distribution
  • division
  • fair sharing
  • impartation
  • impartment
  • issuance
  • partition
  • presentation
  • presentment
  • provision
  • repartition
  • share
  • subvention
  • transfer

(Exception), noun

  • absolution
  • acquiescence
  • allowance
  • amnesty
  • approval
  • authorization
  • carte blanche
  • certificate of exemption
  • clearance
  • congé
  • consent
  • deliberate omission
  • escapeclause
  • exception
  • exception in favor of
  • exclusion
  • exculpation
  • excuse
  • exemption
  • exemption from law
  • exoneration
  • forgiveness
  • freedom
  • grace
  • grant
  • immunity
  • indulgence
  • leave
  • liberty
  • license
  • noninclusion
  • nonliability
  • nonresponsibility
  • omission
  • pardon
  • permission
  • permit
  • privilege
  • relaxation of law
  • release from obligation
  • sanction
  • special privilege
  • sufferance
  • tolerance
  • toleration
  • warrant
  • Associated Concepts: concession
  • franchise
  • special dispensation

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  • Author: Asian Law
  • Description: An exemption from some law, a permission to do something forbidden; an allowance to omit something commenced. The [...]

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