American Tract Society Bible Dictionary
The charge of proclaiming the gospel of Christ, 1 Corinthians 9:17 Ephesians 3:2 . Also the scheme or plan of God's dealings with men. In the Patriarchal, Mosaic, and Christian dispensations, God has commenced, enlarged, and perfected his revelation of himself and his grace to this world, Ephesians 1:10 Colossians 1:25 . The whole development of his great plan has been gradual, and adapted at every stage to the existing state of the human family.
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Rand, W. W. Entry for 'Dispensation'. American Tract Society Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ats/d/dispensation.html. 1859.