From Old French despendre ( > French dépendre), from Latin dispendere.
dispend (third-person singular simple present dispends, present participle dispending, simple past and past participle dispended or dispent)
- (obsolete) To spend or expend.
- 1621, Robert Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy, II.3.2:
- Those Roman knights were so called, if they could dispend per annum so much.
- (obsolete) To waste or squander.
- (obsolete) To distribute or dispense.