Our narrator insists that such a dispensation was never on offer or agreed to in 1982 when the band came together.
By the horse, singly considered, we are to understand a dispensation of providence.
The monk obtained a dispensation from his vows, and married the young girl.
Here also the clergy may remove the impediment by dispensation.
“Well, Mrs. Feathertop, this is a dispensation,” said Mrs. Scratchard.
The cost of the briefs to Bertran was 250 ducats for the commission and 50 for the dispensation.
I imagine your excellency has obtained a dispensation from the mufti?
He decided that if each would build and endow an Abbey, as well as a hospital for the blind, he would grant them dispensation.
We must therefore obtain a dispensation in order to be married.
The Christian dispensation is attended with greater clearness.
late 14c., from Old French despensacion (12c., Modern French dispensation), or directly from Latin dispensationem (nominative dispensatio) "management, charge," noun of action from past participle stem of dispensare (see dispense). Theological sense is from the use of the word to translate Greek oikonomoia "office, method of administration."
(Gr. oikonomia, "management," "economy"). (1.) The method or scheme according to which God carries out his purposes towards men is called a dispensation. There are usually reckoned three dispensations, the Patriarchal, the Mosaic or Jewish, and the Christian. (See COVENANT ØT0000916, Administration of.) These were so many stages in God's unfolding of his purpose of grace toward men. The word is not found with this meaning in Scripture. (2.) A commission to preach the gospel (1 Cor. 9:17; Eph. 1:10; 3:2; Col. 1:25). Dispensations of Providence are providential events which affect men either in the way of mercy or of judgement.