Origin of disposition
Examples from the Web for disposition
The first is conscientiousness, which entails a disposition to be diligent, organized, and responsible.
Twin and adoption studies have revealed that a disposition toward suicidal behavior is partially heritable.
No, it was not in her disposition to injure any one, even should it not be likely to draw down danger upon herself.Tales From the 'Phantasus', etc. of Ludwig Tieck|Ludwig Tieck
But, in speaking of his disposition, I have no intention whatever to give him a character for amiability.Round-about Rambles in Lands of Fact and Fancy|Frank Richard Stockton
This last plan, which best accorded with her disposition, was that adopted by Elizabeth.Memoirs of the Court of Queen Elizabeth|Lucy Aikin
And he said he was not satisfied with the disposition of the people at Sharpsburg.
My dear C—— C—— has truly something divine in her disposition.The Memoires of Casanova, Complete|Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
British Dictionary definitions for disposition
Word Origin and History for disposition
late 14c., "ordering, management," also "tendency of mind," from Old French disposicion (12c.) "arrangement, order; mood, state of mind," from Latin dispositionem (nominative dispositio) "arrangement, management," noun of action from past participle stem of disponere "to put in order, arrange" (see dispose). References to "temperament" (late 14c. in English) are from astrological use of the word for "position of a planet as a determining influence."