Definition of disbursement in English:

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Pronunciation: /dɪsˈbəːsm(ə)nt/


[mass noun]
1The payment of money from a fund: they established a committee to supervise the disbursement of aid
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  • The Department of the Environment has been considering a scheme for disbursement of waste management funds made available in the budget.
  • There are absolutely no conditions for disbursement of these funds to the government.
  • Whatever the Chancellor's real objectives here, his critique calls into fundamental question the logic of having a centralised regional fund assessment and disbursement system at all.
payment, disbursal, paying out, laying out, spending, expending, expenditure, disposal, outlay, doling out, handing out, parting with, donation, giving
1.1 [count noun] A payment, especially one made by a solicitor to a third party and then claimed back from the client: the bill includes unpaid professional disbursements
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  • Solicitors can only pay disbursements as agent for a client if they are authorised to do so by the client.
  • What is not offered is settlement of the Claimants claim for costs and disbursements of the claim.
  • To provide peace of mind against the possibility of having to pay his opponent's costs, a client can take out insurance to pay the opponent's costs, and the disbursements the client has paid his lawyer.
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