Webster 1913 Edition
The act of disposing, or disposing of, anything; arrangement; orderly distribution; a putting in order;
disposalof the troops in two lines
Ordering; regulation; adjustment; management; government; direction.
The execution leave to high
Regulation of the fate, condition, application, etc., of anything; the transference of anything into new hands, a new place, condition, etc.; alienation, or parting;
A domestic affair of great importance, which is no less than the
disposalof my sister Jenny for life.
Power or authority to dispose of, determine the condition of, control, etc., especially in the phrase at, or in, the disposal of.
Syn. – Disposition; dispensation; management; conduct; government; distribution; arrangement; regulation; control.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.The act of disposing; a setting or arranging.
This object was effected by the disposal of the troops in two lines.
2.Regulation, order or arrangement of things, int he moral government of God; dispensation.
Tax not divine disposal.
3.Power of ordering, arranging or distributing; government; management; as, an agent is appointed, and every thing is left to his disposal. The effects in my hands are entirely at my disposal.
4.Power or right of bestowing. Certain offices are at the disposal of the president. The father has the disposal of his daughter in marriage.
5.The passing into a new state or into new hands.