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 for Dispensing
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dispense \Dis*pense"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dispensed; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Dispensing.] [F. dispenser, L. dispensare, intens.
     of dispendere. See Dispend.]
     1. To deal out in portions; to distribute; to give; as, the
        steward dispenses provisions according directions; Nature
        dispenses her bounties; to dispense medicines.
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              He is delighted to dispense a share of it to all the
              company.                              --Sir W.
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     2. To apply, as laws to particular cases; to administer; to
        execute; to manage; to direct.
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              While you dispense the laws, and guide the state.
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     3. To pay for; to atone for. [Obs.]
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              His sin was dispensed
              With gold, whereof it was compensed.  --Gower.
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     4. To exempt; to excuse; to absolve; -- with from.
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              It was resolved that all members of the House who
              held commissions, should be dispensed from
              parliamentary attendance.             --Macaulay.
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              He appeared to think himself born to be supported by
              others, and dispensed from all necessity of
              providing for himself.                --Johnson.
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