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disburse

[dis-burs]
verb (used with object), disbursed, disbursing.
1.
to pay out (money), especially for expenses; expend.
2.
to distribute or scatter: Our troops were disbursed over a wide area. She disbursed the flowers to the children.

Origin:
1520–30; < Middle French desbourser, Old French desborser, equivalent to des- dis-1 + -borser, derivative of borse purse < Late Latin bursa bag

disbursable, adjective
disburser, noun
nondisbursable, adjective
nondisbursed, adjective
redisburse, verb (used with object), redisbursed, redisbursing.
undisbursed, adjective
well-disbursed, adjective

disburse, disperse.


1. lay out. See spend.
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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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disburse
1520s, from O.Fr. desbourser (13c.), from des- "dis-" + bourse "purse" (see bursar). Related: Disbursed.
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