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1‘regulations control the dispensation of supplies’
distribution, provision, providing, supply, supplying, issue, issuing, passing round, passing out, giving out, handing out, dealing out, doling out, sharing out, dividing out, parcelling out
division, allocation, allotment, apportionment, assignment, bestowal, conferment, disbursement
informal dishing out
2‘the dispensation of justice’
administration, administering, delivery, delivering, discharge, bestowal, dealing out, doling out, meting out
carrying out, execution, implementation, application, effectuation, operation, direction
3‘they were given dispensation from National Insurance contributions’
exemption, immunity, exception, exclusion, exoneration, freedom, release, relief, reprieve, remission, relaxation, absolution
informal a let-off
4‘minorities have a special voice in the new constitutional dispensation’
system, order, scheme, plan, arrangement, organization
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.