History vs Dispensation - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between history and dispensation

is that history is the aggregate of past events while 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.

As a verb history

is (obsolete) to narrate or record.



Alternative forms

* historie (obsolete) * hystory (nonstandard) * hystorie (obsolete)


(wikipedia history) (wikiversity history lecture)
  • The aggregate of past events.
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  • , magazine=(American Scientist) , title= Race Finished , passage=Few concepts are as emotionally charged as that of race. The word conjures up a mixture of associations—culture, ethnicity, genetics, subjugation, exclusion and persecution. But is the tragic history of efforts to define groups of people by race really a matter of the misuse of science, the abuse of a valid biological concept?}}
  • The branch of knowledge that studies the past; the assessment of notable events.
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  • A set of events involving an entity.
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  • A record or narrative description of past events.
  • A list of past and continuing medical conditions of an individual or family.
  • A record of previous user events, especially of visited web pages in a browser.
  • (informal) Something that no longer exists or is no longer relevant.
  • Shared experience or interaction.
  • There is too much history between them for them to split up now.
    He has had a lot of history with the police.


    * (aggregate of past events) background, past * (record or narrative description of past events) account, chronicle, story, tale * medical history * log

    Derived terms

    * alternate history * antihistory * antihistoricist, antihistoricism * art history * call history * case history * credit history * family history * herstory * historian * historic * historical * historically * historiography * history repeats itself * life history * local history * medical history * microhistory * natural history * oral history * postal history * prehistory * prehistorian * prehistoric * prosecution history * pseudohistory


  • (obsolete) To narrate or record.
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    (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.).