verb (dispatches, dispatching, dispatched)
- 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.
- The act of getting rid of something quickly
- A mission by an emergency response service, typically attend to an emergency in the field.
- (obsolete) A dismissal.
Etymology: (rfc, Etymology is a mess)From Spanish despachar or Italian dispacciare, from Proveníal despachar "to get rid of", from Middle French despeechier "to set free", from Old French
- To send a shipment with promptness.
- To send an important official message sent by a diplomat or military officer with promptness
- To hurry
- (obsolete) To deprive.
- To destroy quickly and efficiently
- (computing) To pass on for further processing, esp. via a dispatch table (computing, often with to)
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