Definition for DIS-TRIB'UTE

DIS-TRIB'UTE, v.t. [L. distribuo; dis and tribuo, to give or divide.]

  1. To divide among two or more; to deal; to give or bestow in parts or portions. Moses distributed lands to the tribes of Israel. Christ distributed the loaves to his disciples.
  2. To dispense; to administer; as, to distribute justice.
  3. To divide or separate, as into classes, orders, kinds or species.
  4. To give in charity. Distributing to the necessities of the saints. – Rom. xii.
  5. In printing, to separate types, and place them in their proper cells in the cases.

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