dispensable


adjective

  1. capable of being dispensed with or done without; not necessary or essential.
  2. capable of being dispensed or administered: The money is not dispensable at present.
  3. Roman Catholic Church. capable of being permitted or forgiven, as an offense or sin.

adjective

  1. not essential; expendable
  2. capable of being distributed
  3. (of a law, vow, etc) able to be relaxed
adj.

1530s, “subject to dispensation,” from Medieval Latin dispensabilis, from dispensare (see dispense). Meaning “that can be done without” is from 1640s. Related: Dispensability.

adj.

  1. Capable of being dispensed, administered, or distributed. Used of a drug.

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