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noun
  1. A line at the beginning of a document (such as a newspaper article) stating the date and place of origin
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noun
  1. A message sent quickly, as a shipment, a prompt settlement of a business, or an important official message sent by a diplomat, or military officer.
  2. The act of getting rid of something quickly
  3. A mission by an emergency response service, typically attend to an emergency in the field.
  4. (obsolete) A dismissal.
verb (dispatches, dispatching, dispatched)
  1. To send a shipment with promptness.
  2. To send an important official message sent by a diplomat or military officer with promptness
  3. To hurry
  4. (obsolete) To deprive.
  5. To destroy quickly and efficiently
  6. (computing) To pass on for further processing, esp. via a dispatch table (computing, often with to)

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