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Origin of dispense

1275–1325; Middle English dispensen<Medieval Latin dispēnsāre to pardon, exempt, Latin: to pay out, distribute, equivalent to dis-dis-1 + pēnsāre, frequentative of pendere to weigh
1. See distribute.
un·dis·pensed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for dispense

dispense
/ (dɪˈspɛns) /

verb

(tr) to give out or issue in portions
(tr) to prepare and distribute (medicine), esp on prescription
(tr) to administer (the law, etc)
(intr foll by with) to do away (with) or manage (without)
to grant a dispensation to (someone) from (some obligation of church law)
to exempt or excuse from a rule or obligation
C14: from Medieval Latin dispensāre to pardon, from Latin dispendere to weigh out, from dis- 1 + pendere to weigh
Dispense with is sometimes wrongly used where dispose of is meant: this task can be disposed of (not dispensed with) quickly and easily
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for dispense

dispense
[ dĭ-spĕns ]

v.

To prepare and give out medicines.
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