Disposal Dis*pos"al, n. [From {Dispose}.] 1. The act of disposing, or disposing of, anything; arrangement; orderly distribution; a putting in order; as, the disposal of the troops in two lines. [1913 Webster]

2. Ordering; regulation; adjustment; management; government; direction. [1913 Webster]

The execution leave to high disposal. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

3. Regulation of the fate, condition, application, etc., of anything; the transference of anything into new hands, a new place, condition, etc.; alienation, or parting; as, a disposal of property. [1913 Webster]

A domestic affair of great importance, which is no less than the disposal of my sister Jenny for life. --Tatler. [1913 Webster]

4. Power or authority to dispose of, determine the condition of, control, etc., especially in the phrase at, or in, the disposal of. [1913 Webster]

The sole and absolute disposal of him an his concerns. --South.

Syn: Disposition; dispensation; management; conduct; government; distribution; arrangement; regulation; control. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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