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dis puhn say shuhn

  • n  an exemption from some rule or obligation
  • n  a share that has been dispensed or distributed
  • n  the act of dispensing (giving out in portions)

  • What caused all the flurry was that the Pope had granted Goethe a special dispensation to continue living under the same roof with his wife.
  • About 315 of the 380 nuns decided to follow their president, Sister Anita Caspary, in asking for dispensation from church vows.
  • Before the Catholic Church will issue a dispensation permitting marriage with a non-Catholic, there must be agreement that all offspring will be brought up in the Church.
News & Articles

  • Felon at 17 changes her life around
    Because of her criminal record, Limia needed and won a special dispensation from the Florida Bar to become an attorney.
    June 17, 2013 - WPTV West Palm Beach
  • Modern road work: Too much noise?
    Q: I live right next to the site of the 15th Street Bridge replacement in Allentown and I was wondering if they have some special dispensation allowing them to operate heavy machinery hours before city sound ordinances allow. More than once I've been awakened before 6 a.m. to the dulcet sounds of heavy construction equipment.        
    June 13, 2013 - The Morning Call
  • Hartford kicks good Samaritan barber out of park
    A good Samaritan who gave haircuts to the homeless in Hartford was recently asked to stop after it was determined he was "not a licensed barber," according to the Connecticut Department of Health. However because of his generosity, local officials granted him special dispensation to continue his services.
    June 13, 2013 - Eyewitness News 3 Hartford

  • Morgan Tsvangirai in Taipei Times
    Democratic change in Zimbabwe is within sight. Far from killing my spirit, the scars they brutally inflicted on me have re-energized me,Tsvangirai wrote. "I seek no martyrdom. I only seek a new dispensation in my country in which citizens...
  • Makali Aizue in Sportinglife.com
    Jerry Jones knows exactly how big and important this event is, which is why it was so easy to put this deal together. As a lifelong Giants fan, I had to receive special dispensation from Steve Tisch, the Giants' Chairman and Executive Vice... Bob Arum http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Arum&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNEv0ZqYur4bPK5b9dXcOfR01dW-bg FanHouse http://www.google.com/url?q=http://boxing.fanhouse.com/2010/01/10/dallas-jerry-jones-very-excited-for-manny-pacquiao-joshua-clo/&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNHM680pr1q9hPTxGi9-F8slPYZW1w Jan 10, 2010 28725 37514 dispensation Aizue, who joined the Robins in 2003, said: I feel at home at this club. I am so grateful to the RFL for giving me special dispensation."

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