Dis*burse" (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Disbursed (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Disbursing.] [OF. desbourser, F. d'ebourser; pref. des- (L. dis-) + bourse purse. See Burse, and cf. Dispurse.]

To pay out; to expend; -- usually from a public fund or treasury.

The duty of collecting and disbursing his revenues. Macaulay.

Disbursing officer, an officer in any department of the public service who is charged with the duty of paying out public money.


© Webster 1913.

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