Translation of dispensation in Spanish:

dispensation

Pronunciation: /ˌdɪspənˈseɪʃən/

n

  • 1 countable/numerable (regime, way of things) administración (feminine)
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    • British policy had developed in the early 1970s as a twin track of levying war and constructing a political dispensation.
    • The older dispensation was not as bad as liberal commentators and story-tellers would have us believe, but it is gone forever and will not return.
    • Unless dialogue is allowed to be the hallmark, very little succeeds especially in political dispensations.
  • 2 countable/numerable 2.1 (exemption) exención (feminine) he was granted a dispensation from military service lo declararon exento del servicio militar 2.2 [Religion/Religión] dispensa (feminine)
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    • We should now very briefly note that there is a fourth context in which Paul mentions the law, that of direct comparison between the dispensation of law and the dispensation of faith in Christ.
    • Throughout all dispensations, these have been the unchanging requirements for living in a covenant relationship with God.
    • Dispensationalists differ as to the number and extent of these dispensations.
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    • ‘Death,’ wrote Washington, ‘was leveling my companions on every side of me; but, by the all-powerful dispensations of Providence, I have been protected.’
    • The majority are already resigned to the dispensations of Providence.
    • Divine dispensation determined to honor her in this station so that, having scorned the king's servant, she came to be coupled with the king himself and bring forth royal children.
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    • She applied to the College for dispensation from the requirement to re-sit her failed assessments, on the grounds that she had been involved in a number of car accidents, and she was suffering financial hardship.
    • First of all I have to seek dispensation for compliance with rule 41.2.
    • His eyes glisten with unshed tears as he reaches the threshold of his release, desperate to rid himself of the unwanted pleasure but requiring Kenneth's dispensation to do so.
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    • Ordained as a priest, he received papal dispensation to pursue a career as an itinerant scholar and teacher, attaching himself to elite households and powerful printing firms throughout Europe.
    • Initially the early Christians allowed divorce in cases of adultery, but later they taught that only death or Church dispensation could end a marriage.
    • Henry considered it seriously enough to get a papal bull giving him dispensation to bring the Irish into the Catholic fold.
  • 3 countable/numerable (sth granted by God, fate) bendición (feminine) a dispensation of Providence una bendición de Dios
  • 4 uncountable/no numerable (of justice) administración (f); (of drugs) despacho (m)
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    • As professionals, pharmacists should offer information on use and dispensation of medication, not their particular religious convictions.
    • As the controversies over dispensation of the western territories grew unavoidable, so the Jacksonian political alignments crumbled.
    • To this effect, it is imperative that Zambia takes stock of its investment in health infrastructure before originating grandiose plans on medical dispensation.

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