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dispend

[ dih-spend ]
/ dɪˈspɛnd /
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verb (used with object) Obsolete.
to pay out; expend; spend.
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Origin of dispend

1250–1300; Middle English dispenden<Anglo-French, Old French despendre<Latin dispendere to weigh out; see dispense
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dispend
/ (dɪˈspɛnd) /

verb
(tr) obsolete to spend

Word Origin for dispend

C14: from Old French despendre, from Latin dispendere to distribute; see dispense
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