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noun dispensation pronunciation in American English /ˌdɪspənˈseɪʃ(ə)n/ 
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  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] formal official permission to do something that people are not normally allowed to do, especially from a religious authority
    special dispensation:

    He was given special dispensation from a local rabbi to work on the holiday.

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