1. The act of disposing, or disposing of, anything; arrangement; orderly distribution; a putting in order; as, the disposal of the troops in two lines.
2. Ordering; regulation; adjustment; management; government; direction.
The execution leave to high disposal. --Milton.
3. Regulation of the fate, condition, application, etc., of anything; the transference of anything into new hands, a new place, condition, etc.; alienation, or parting; as, a disposal of property.
A domestic affair of great importance, which is no less than the disposal of my sister Jenny for life. --Tatler.
4. Power or authority to dispose of, determine the condition of, control, etc., especially in the phrase at, or in, the disposal of.
The sole and absolute disposal of him an his concerns. --South.
Syn: -- Disposition; dispensation; management; conduct; government; distribution; arrangement; regulation; control.
n 1: the power to use something or someone; "used all the
resources at his disposal"
2: a method of tending to (especially business) matters [syn: administration]
3: the act or means of getting rid of something [syn: disposition]
4: a kitchen appliance for disposing of garbage [syn: electric
pig, garbage disposal]