• WordNet 3.6
    • n disbursement the act of spending or disbursing money
    • n disbursement amounts paid for goods and services that may be currently tax deductible (as opposed to capital expenditures)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Disbursement That which is disbursed or paid out; as, the annual disbursements exceed the income.
    • Disbursement The act of disbursing or paying out. "The disbursement of the public moneys."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n disbursement The act of paying out or expending, as money.
    • n disbursement Money paid out; an amount or sum expended, as from a trust or a corporate or public fund: as, the disbursements of the treasury, or of an executor or a guardian.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Disbursement a paying out: that which is paid out
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. déboursement,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. desbourser, des—L. dis, apart, and bourse, a purse.


In literature:

In the Trichinopoly country the standing disbursements appeared, by the Nabob's own accounts, to be one lac of rupees more than the receipts.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. III. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
The disbursement of this money clearly has no relation to the common defense.
"A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents" by Grover Cleveland
The disbursements for the same year were, $1,430,192.83.
"The Facts of Reconstruction" by John R. Lynch
I have just jotted down my petty cash disbursements.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 103, December 3, 1892" by Various
Some of the fund may have gone into the disburser's pocket.
"The Clarion" by Samuel Hopkins Adams
I will pay you all you disburse when I come to London.
"Letters of Edward FitzGerald in two volumes, Vol. 1" by Edward FitzGerald
The old idea was of one purse, of right that of the "head of the family," and whatever it held was his to disburse.
"The Family and it's Members" by Anna Garlin Spencer
In the course of six years the English Government disbursed L890,000 in relief expeditions.
"From Pole to Pole" by Sven Anders Hedin
General Howard during the existence of the bureau disbursed approximately $13,000,000 in various ways.
"The Journal of Negro History, Volume 3, 1918" by Various
Worse than that, Fisher could not find his memorandum of what he had paid out in small disbursements since term began.
"The Cock-House at Fellsgarth" by Talbot Baines Reed
His disbursements exceeded four millions; mine did not amount to one.
"Journal of a Voyage to Brazil" by Maria Graham
Thus I stand charged with vast sums which I have disbursed for the public service without authority.
"Benjamin Franklin" by John Torrey Morse, Jr.
We, as loyal subjects of His Majesty, were ready to disburse whatever was demanded of us.
"Paddy Finn" by W. H. G. Kingston
We have no means of giving definitely the aggregate receipts and disbursements of this efficient Association.
"Woman's Work in the Civil War" by Linus Pierpont Brockett
The one thing which Captain Fazackerly remembered clearly the next morning when he awoke was the disbursement sheet.
"Sea Urchins" by W. W. Jacobs
He was accused of disbursing money to enlist men, purchase arms, and corrupt the soldiery.
"The Student's Life of Washington; Condensed from the Larger Work of Washington Irving" by Washington Irving
It is not I who have to disburse the wherewithal to buy him fresh provisions.
"Travels in Tartary, Thibet, and China During the years 1844-5-6. Volume 2 [of 2]" by Evariste Regis Huc
They disbursed this to "the visited poor" as "pensions.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 8" by Various
I ordered the treasurer to disburse 9d.
"Bill the Minder" by W. Heath Robinson
Our public disbursements, however, were not on the same scale.
"The Quarterly of the Oregon Historical Society, Vol. IV" by Various

In poetry:

"If Justice Philips' costive head
Some frigid Rhymes disburses;
They shall like Persian Tales be read,
And glad both Babes and Nurses.
"Sandys Ghost ; A Proper Ballad on the New Ovid's Metamorphosis" by Alexander Pope
In the twilight of my audacity
I saw you flee the world, the burnt highways
Of summer gave up their light: I
Followed you with the uncommon span
Of fear-supported and disbursed eyes.
"Ignis Fatuus" by Allen Tate
Although then others court you, if ye know
What's done on earth, we shall not fare the worse,
Who do not so;
Since we are ever ready to disburse,
If any one our Master's hand can show.
"To All Angels And Saints" by George Herbert

In news:

But what really matters, the delegate disbursement, may not.
City approves MEAG trust fund disbursement plan.
Tennessee Board of Regents System Selects Heartland Payment Systems for Electronic Financial Aid Disbursement Services.
Twenty Colleges Choose Heartland Payment Systems® for Financial Aid Disbursement Services.
The Foundation for Newark's Future has announced that the city's public schools will receive $3.6M disbursement of Facebook money.
Cynthia Ozick's dowdy literary surrogate plugging away at her boring job in the New York City Department of Receipts and Disbursements.
10,000 check written to school district, disbursement totals $14,567.
These will disburse monies from the federal drug asset forfeiture account into the districts crime prevention fund.
Spain on Monday requested formally the disbursement of 39.5 billion euros ($51.4 billion) of European funds to recapitalize its crippled banking sector, the Economy Ministry said in a statement.
BRUSSELS Greece 's euro partners have agreed to hand over the next disbursement of the country's bailout loans.
Greece 's euro partners have agreed to hand over the next disbursement of the country's bailout loans.
OlyCAP can no longer absorb the costs of managing all the facets of the Home Fund — screening applicants, providing counseling and carefully disbursing the funds — without financial assistance.
The court-approved claims administrator will begin disbursement of the $1.5 billion to nearly 500,000 members of the class-action lawsuit, which would include Alaska Natives who were willing to forgo any land administration claims.
MT VERNON — — The state is four months behind in its disbursements of income tax receipts, amounting to $452,019.
The Don MacBeth Memorial Jockey Fund that provided financial aid and assistance to injured jockeys and exercise riders will cease operations and disburse its funds by the end of this year.