Syn. Haste; hurry; promptness; celerity; speed. See Haste.
(Dis*patch"er) n. One who dispatches.
(Dis*patch"ful) a. Bent on haste; intent on speedy execution of business or any task; indicating
haste; quick; as, dispatchful looks. Milton.
(Dis*patch"ment) n. [Cf. OF. despechement.] The act of dispatching. [Obs.] State
(Dis"pa*thy) n.; pl. Dispathies [Pref. dis- + Gr. passion. See Pathos.] Lack of sympathy; want
of passion; apathy. [R.]
Many discrepancies and some dispathies between us.Southey.
(Dis*pau"per) v. t. To deprive of the claim of a pauper to public support; to deprive of the
privilege of suing in forma pauperis.
(Dis*pau"per*ize) v. t. To free a state of pauperism, or from paupers. J. S. Mill.
(Dis*peed") v. t. [Pref. dis- + speed.] To send off with speed; to dispatch. [Obs.] Knolles.
Then they dispeeded themselves of the Cid and of their mother-in-law, Doa Ximena.Southey.
(Dis*pel") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dispelled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Dispelling.] [L. dispellere; dis- +
pellere to push, drive. See Pulse a beating.] To drive away by scattering, or so to cause to vanish; to
clear away; to banish; to dissipate; as, to dispel a cloud, vapors, cares, doubts, illusions.
[Satan] gently raisedMilton.
their fainting courage, and dispelled their fears.
I saw myself the lambent easy lightDryden.
Gild the brown horror, and dispel the night.
(Dis*pence") v. i. & n. See Dispense. [Obs.]
(Dis*pend") v. t. [OF. despendre, L. dispendere to weigh out, dispense; dis- + pendere to
weigh. See Pension, Spend, and cf. Dispense.] To spend; to lay out; to expend. [Obs.] Spenser.
Able to dispend yearly twenty pounds and above.Fuller.
(Dis*pend"er) n. One who dispends or expends; a steward. [Obs.] Wyclif (1 Cor. iv. 1).
(Dis*pen"sa*ble) a. [LL. dispensabilis. See Dispense.]