verb (used with object) Obsolete.
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Origin of dispend
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How to use dispend in a sentence
And he that might dispend fiftie pounds, should furnish two men at arms.
And he that might dispend fiue and twentie pounds, should furnish himselfe or find a man at armes.
Morouer that none should weare any rich clothes or furres, except they might dispend an hundred pounds by yeare.
He also tooke order that euerie man that might dispend yéerlie fiftéene pounds in lands should be made knight.Chronicles of England, Scotland and Ireland (2 of 6): England (8 of 12)|Raphael Holinshed
Hempstead, Essex, for discharging the Tax of the poor who may not have to dispend yearly above 40s.Parish Priests and Their People in the Middle Ages in England|Edward L. Cutts