Definition for DIS-PATCH'


  1. Speedy performance; execution or transaction of business with due diligence. – Bacon.
  2. Speed; haste; expedition; due diligence; as, the business was done with dispatch; go, but make dispatch.
  3. Conduct; management. [Not used.] – Shak.
  4. A letter sent or to be sent with expedition, by a messenger express; or a letter on some affair of state, or of public concern; or a packet of letters, sent by some public officer, on public business. It is often used in the plural. A vessel or a messenger has arrived with dispatches for the American minister. A dispatch was immediately sent to the admiral. The secretary was preparing his dispatches.

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