The difficulty was frankly faced at last, and it was ordained in council that the Colonel should be dispenser of the food.
Such a contingency as this had never been foreseen by that dispenser of proverbs.
You are the dispenser of the King's high justice in this province.
The variety of these drinks is limited only by the ingenuity of the dispenser.
As a dispenser of unspeakable profanity, the Paris cocher has no equal.
She is preacher, prophet, and dispenser of amiability, all in one.
Thus, as men have great need of instruction, and of being taught morals, I should constitute myself the dispenser of these.
Tell me what she is like, this giver and dispenser of princely gifts.
In verity he was partaker and dispenser of the manifold grace of God.
Now let me invoke the grand-kophta, the dispenser of life and health!
c.1400, "one who administers" (a household, etc.), c.1200 in surnames, from Anglo-French dispensour, Old French despenseor, from Latin dispensatorem, agent noun from dispensare (see dispense). Meaning "a container that dispenses in fixed measure" is from 1918.