Dispense Dis*pense", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dispensed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Dispensing}.] [F. dispenser, L. dispensare, intens. of dispendere. See {Dispend}.] 1. To deal out in portions; to distribute; to give; as, the steward dispenses provisions according directions; Nature dispenses her bounties; to dispense medicines. [1913 Webster]

He is delighted to dispense a share of it to all the company. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]

2. To apply, as laws to particular cases; to administer; to execute; to manage; to direct. [1913 Webster]

While you dispense the laws, and guide the state. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

3. To pay for; to atone for. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

His sin was dispensed With gold, whereof it was compensed. --Gower. [1913 Webster]

4. To exempt; to excuse; to absolve; -- with from. [1913 Webster]

It was resolved that all members of the House who held commissions, should be dispensed from parliamentary attendance. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

He appeared to think himself born to be supported by others, and dispensed from all necessity of providing for himself. --Johnson. [1913 Webster]

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