Dispensation vs Classification - What's the difference?

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Dispensation is a related term of classification.


As nouns the difference between dispensation and classification

is that dispensation is the act of dispensing or dealing out; distribution; often used of the distribution of good and evil by god to man, or more generically, of the acts and modes of his administration while classification is the act of forming into a class or classes; a distribution into groups, as classes, orders, families, etc, according to some common relations or attributes.

dispensation

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • The act of dispensing or dealing out; distribution; often used of the distribution of good and evil by God to man, or more generically, of the acts and modes of his administration.
  • That which is dispensed, dealt out, or appointed; that which is enjoined or bestowed
  • A system of principles, promises, and rules ordained and administered; scheme; economy; as, the Patriarchal, Mosaic, and Christian dispensations.
  • The relaxation of a law in a particular case; permission to do something forbidden, or to omit doing something enjoined; specifically, in the Roman Catholic Church, exemption from some ecclesiastical law or obligation to God which a man has incurred of his own free will (oaths, vows, etc.).
  • classification

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The act of forming into a class or classes; a distribution into groups, as classes, orders, families, etc., according to some common relations or attributes.
  • * {{quote-book
  • , year=1937-1952 , author=Jorge Luis Borges , title=Other Inquisitions citation , passage=On those remote pages it is written that animals are divided into (a) those that belong to the Emperor, (b) embalmed ones, (c) those that are trained, (d) suckling pigs, (e) mermaids, (f) fabulous ones, (g) stray dogs, (h) those that are included in this classification, (i) those that tremble as if they were mad, (j) innumerable ones, (k) those drawn with a verfy fine camel's hair brush, (l) others, (m) those that have just broken a flower vase, (n) those that resemble flies from a distance.}}
  • * 1997 : Chris Horrocks, Introducing Foucault , page 69 (Totem Books, Icon Books; ISBN 1840460865)
  • I’m using mathesis' — a universal science of '''measurement''' and '''order''' …
    And there is also '''taxinomia''' a principle of ''''''classification'''''' and ordered '''tabulation'''.
    Knowledge replaced universal resemblance with finite differences. History was arrested and turned into tables …
    Western reason had entered the '
    age of judgement
    .

    Derived terms

    * classification scheme