Five days ago, a dispatch came from the camp with more distressing news.
“We greatly enjoyed reading your ‘Second Impressions’ dispatch,” replied a senior diplomat.
He has super strength, super speed, and can dispatch humans with frightening efficiency.
“Hague was excellent at the dispatch box [the podium used during PMQ],” Norton says.
France has offered to dispatch four jet fighters to Ukraine and help it with cyber security.
His plan was to light the candle, dispatch a porter with the message, and bolt for home.
He has a strong Secretariat to help in the dispatch of business.
In the first place, he must, with the one bullet already in his gun, dispatch the two Indians who sat on the log.
You may dispatch Dr. Darst with a check to get the money for you and himself.
In the dispatch to M. Pageot we gave the views of our Government on this question.
1510s, "to send off in a hurry," from a word in Spanish (despachar "expedite, hasten") or Italian (dispacciare "to dispatch"). For first element, see dis-. The exact source of the second element has been proposed as Vulgar Latin *pactare "to fasten, fix" or *pactiare, or as Latin -pedicare "to entrap" (from Latin pedica "shackle;" see impeach); and the Spanish and Italian words seem to be related to (perhaps opposites of) Old Provençal empachar "impede." See OED for full discussion. Meaning "to get rid of by killing" is attested from 1520s. Related: Dispatched; dispatching. As a noun, from 1540s, originally "dismissal;" sense of "a message sent speedily" is first attested 1580s.