Meaning of “disbursement” in the English Dictionary


"disbursement" in English

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uk /dɪsˈbɜːs.mənt/ us /dɪsˈbɝːs.mənt/

Examples from literature

  • Have you figured up the total of the disbursements I told you of? 
  • It is its duty to see that the disbursement has been honestly made. 
  • It was his general principle to vote for any thing that looked to the disbursement of money. 
  • The State takes a sensible view of the disbursements of the inheritance of a minor. 
  • The military disbursements have been regularly made and the accounts regularly and promptly rendered for settlement. 
  • This establishment is upon so vast a scale, that government, which is the proprietor, is always a loser upon balancing the receipts and disbursements of each night. 

(Definition of “disbursement” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"disbursement" in Business English

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disbursementnoun [ C or U ]

uk /dɪsˈbɜːsmənt/ us /-ˈbɝːsmənt/ FINANCE

a large payment of money, for example, from a bank, organization, or government, or the act of making such a payment:

Among the disbursements were hundreds of thousands of dollars in payments to political consultants.
the disbursement of funds/money/loans
FEMA announced the disbursement of $388 million in housing grants to states affected by the storm.

(Definition of “disbursement” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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