From Old French desbourser (modern: débourser). Equivalent to dis- + burse (“purse”).
disburse (third-person singular simple present disburses, present participle disbursing, simple past and past participle disbursed)
- (finance) To pay out, expend; usually from a public fund or treasury.
- Do not confuse with the scattering word disperse, despite similarity.
(to pay out): shell out (informal), cough up (informal), fork out (informal), fork over (informal)