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Meaning of DISBURSE

Pronunciation:  dis'burs

WordNet Dictionary
[v]  pay out

DISBURSE is a 8 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: pay out
 See Also: pay



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Dis*burse"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Disbursed}; p. pr. &
vb. n. {Disbursing}.] [OF. desbourser, F. d['e]bourser; pref.
des- (L. dis-) + bourse purse. See {Burse}, and cf.
To pay out; to expend; -- usually from a public fund or

      The duty of collecting and disbursing his revenues.

{Disbursing officer}, an officer in any department of the
   public service who is charged with the duty of paying out
   public money.

Thesaurus Terms
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