dispensation - definition and synonyms

noun formal 

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/ˌdɪspənˈseɪʃ(ə)n/
singulardispensation
pluraldispensations
  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] 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.

  2. 2
    [uncountable] the process of providing a supply of something, especially officially

    the dispensation of justice