disbursement

disbursement

[dis-burs-muhnt]
noun
1.
the act or an instance of disbursing.
2.
money paid out or spent.

Origin:
1590–1600; < Middle French desboursement. See disburse, -ment

nondisbursement, noun
redisbursement, noun
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disburse (dɪsˈbɜːs)
 
vb
(tr) to pay out
 
[C16: from Old French desborser, from des-dis-1 + borser to obtain money, from borse bag, from Late Latin bursa]
 
usage  Disburse is sometimes wrongly used where disperse is meant: the police used a water cannon to disperse (not disburse) the crowd
 
dis'bursable
 
adj
 
dis'bursement
 
n
 
dis'burser
 
n

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disbursement
1590s, from disburse + -ment.
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