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despenser2 (s.xiiim)

[ FEW: 3,98a dispensare; Gdf: ; GdfC: 9,392a dispenser; TL: ; DEAF: ; DMF:  dispenser; TLF: ; OED:  dispense v.; MED:  dispensen v.; DMLBS: 688c dispensare ]


1to dispense
( s.xiiim; MS: s.xiiim )  envoiastes les apostles par tot le mund pur despenser les sacremenz  217.20
2to absolve (from)
( a.1399 )  le dit meastre Johan [de Wyclyff] comensa a declarer avaunt les comunes [...] qe Dieu mesmes ne purroit despenser de dett  123.35
( 1402 )  le Roi [...] voet dispenser par sa discretion [...]  iii 491
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